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McLean County Public Schools District Keeping Masks Mandatory For Now

The superintendent of the McLean County Public Schools district says all students and staff will continue to wear masks, at least for the time being.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 2:27 PM
Updated: Sep 15, 2021 2:36 PM

McLean County Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Burrough says that all students and staff members throughout the district will continue to wear masks while at school - at least for now.

According to a statement released by Supt. Burrough, masking will remain mandatory inside all district buildings through at least Friday, Oct. 22. Burrough says that local COVID-19 conditions will determine the district's policy following that date.

Supt. Burrough announced the decision to keep mask-wearing in place after Kentucky lawmakers removed the statewide requirement, leaving the decision up to individual districts. He says the decision was approved during a board meeting Tuesday.

Supt. Burrough said that the decision to keep masks in the district was also made with the results of a survey sent to parents and staff members in mind. The survey showed that 56.5% of adults in the district favored keeping a mask rule in place out of 904 total responses.

MCPS joins several other districts in keeping a mask rule in place temporarily, including Hopkins County Schools and Owensboro Public Schools.

The district's mask requirement is part of its new COVID-19 Operations Plan, which covers other things like quarantine procedures, virtual learning procedures and more. You can view the full plan from MCPS by clicking here.

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Today's high temperature of 87° was our warmest in a week and a half - we last climbed that high on the afternoon of September 18th when we tipped the scales at 88°. The remainder of the evening will remain quite mild under clear skies; expect temperatures to first fall to 83° by dinnertime before dropping to 73° by 10PM. The clear skies and weak southerly wind flow will help keep temperatures relatively stable during the overnight and predawn hours - we'll wake up to a morning low of just 62° early Wednesday morning.
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