The Union County Public Schools (UCPS) district is joining the growing list of districts that says masks won't be required when students and staff members return to the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year.
A reopening plan released on Tuesday by the district says that face masks will be optional for students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
The district says it plans to begin the new school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, with students attending classes in person five days a week.
Other safeguards will be in place for the start of the school year, including three feet of social distancing when possible, hand sanitizer placed throughout school buildings, and daily health assessments.
You can see the full announcement from UCPS here.