Parents address Baldwin County School board about COVID protocols

Baldwin County

LOXLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County School Board met Thursday from at 5 to 7 p.m. in Loxley for a special-called board meeting.

In a letter, School Board President JaNay Dawson said “While the vast majority [of parents] have been supportive, there are very vocal folks who are unhappy with the requirement of a mas. Some don’t think the mask requirement is enough and some have asked about delaying school or closing school as well are reporting and quarantining protocols. While many emails have been written and conversations held in other public forums, as the school board president, I feel the appropriate forum is in front of the elected officials who are charged with making these decisions.”

At Thursday’s meeting, 15 people spoke in favor of the mask mandate, 15 people spoke against.

Before public comment, doctors from USA Health and Infirmary Health spoke about the necessity for masks, and an expert from the anti-mask side spoke as well.

No policy changes were made at the meeting. The mask mandate is still intact.

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