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.
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.