Changing guidance: Muscle Shoals City Schools extending mask requirement

Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 2:44 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 7:01 PM CDT
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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: Muscle Shoals City Schools will extend their mask requirement until Friday, October 1.

“For the next three weeks, we will continue the same expectation of universal masking for all students, staff, and visitors when inside our buildings and when within 6 feet of a person from another household,” said Superintendent Chad Holden. “We will reassess in a few weeks and decide on or before October 1, 2021, whether or not to extend the mask requirement or move back to a mask preferred policy.”

Original: Muscle Shoals City Schools will require universal masking for anyone inside their facilities effective August 11.

According to a statement released from MSCS, the Board of Education met in a special meeting to consider the changes on Tuesday morning. This mandate comes after health officials recommended universal masking in schools.

The school system said the mandate will be effective through Tuesday, September 14, unless otherwise continued by the Board.

“Our sincere hope is that the masking requirement is temporary and that we can return to masks preferred in the near future,” said Muscle Shoals City Schools.

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