Franklin County Schools announces face coverings now optional

Franklin, Woodford, Scott, Harrison, Montgomery and Nicholas counties have all dropped mask mandates

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Franklin County Schools is the latest district to announce face coverings will now be optional.

In a post shared Tuesday, the district said, “Beginning March 1, 2022 face coverings will now be recommended but optional for students, staff and visitors while in Franklin County Schools buildings.
As of Friday February 25, 2022, per CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required while riding in school buses or vans.”

According to the district, masks will continue to be required when students and staff return to school from quarantine or isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines, as well as when entering the health offices in any school building.

To view a full letter from Superintendent Mark Kopp, regarding the new health and safety protocols, click HERE.

Woodford County Public Schools announced Monday masking would also be optional as well. In a post shared to social media, the district said, “We want to inform you that tonight, during a special-called meeting, the Woodford County Board of Education voted unanimously to make masking optional for families. Beginning immediately, masks will not be required in Woodford County Public Schools buildings or on school buses for students, staff members, or visitors. Thank you.”

Scott County, Harrison County, Montgomery and Nicholas County have all dropped mask mandates effective Monday, Feb. 28.


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