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Mask Mandate Stands at Rowan Schools

Sep 13, 2021

Most elementary age students seem comfortable wearing masks at school.
Credit Sarah Nickell

Students and staff at Rowan County Schools will continue to wear masks.

The mask mandate put in place by the Kentucky Department of Education was struck down by lawmakers last week, allowing more local control.

Rowan Superintendent John Maxey says the board voted to wear masks before and statewide mandates were put in place.

  Currently, less than 1% of the district’s students are Covid- positive, and just 4.8% are in quarantine. Maxey says most of the quarantines have been done out of an abundance of caution

  Maxey says although they have been able to continue service, teachers and aids are often stepping in to fill staffing shortages on buses and in lunchrooms.