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Henderson County Schools Sets New Mask Requirement for Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten students in the Henderson County Schools district will be required to follow new mask rules starting on Monday, Oct. 26.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 12:39 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2020 9:30 PM

The Henderson County Schools district said Thursday that it was implementing new mask rules for students.

The statement released by the district said that starting Monday, Oct. 26, all K-12 students in the district would be required to wear a mask on the bus and while at school.

The new mask rule is a change to what was previously communicated about kindergarten students in the district. HCS had previously required masks for only grades 1 - 12.

Thursday: New COVID-19 Death Reported in Henderson County

HCS says the change made to its mask policy is one that was made in the interest of the health and safety of all students and staff. It comes as students in the district return to a hybrid learning model on Monday.

The district is currently reporting 24 active COVID-19 cases in a mixture of both students and staff. A total of 68 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the HCS district since Sept. 8. 

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It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon throughout the Tri-State, but despite our seemingly endless supply of sunshine today, temperatures remained more than 10° cooler than the norm for this time of the year. Fortunately, today's peak temperature of 65° represents our coolest anticipated afternoon high temperature through the remainder of our extended forecast. While it is indeed encouraging that temperatures will gradually rise through the rest of the work week into the weekend ahead, we'll still have to deal with temperatures back down into the upper 30s and low 40s early Thursday morning.
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