MCPSS requires masks for staff, students when school starts August 11

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — At a special-called board meeting Friday afternoon, the Mobile County Public School System issued a mask mandate for the start of the school year.

“I want everyone to know that we make those decisions with our children in mind,” said Supt. Chresal Threadgill.

Per the requirement, students and staff will have to wear masks on campus, and at all indoor MCPSS events. At outdoor events where social distancing is possible –masks are only strongly encouraged, according to the district spokesperson.

Administrators will keep in constant contact with local health leaders when it comes to when they decide to lift the mask requirement.

Earlier this month, a memo went out to parents saying masks were only “strongly recommended.”

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