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Johnson County mandates masks for K-6 schools – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-08-05 15:20:50 –

Topeka, Kansas (AP) — The most populous county in Kansas has imposed mask mandates on primary school students and staff in the hope of checking for the more contagious COVID-19 delta mutant.

The Johnson County Commission cast 5-2 votes on Thursday for school mask requirements from kindergarten to sixth grade.

The Commission faced criticism from health care providers who urged members to go further, and from parents and other residents who opposed Mask’s obligations.

Critics wondered if the committee had the authority to set school district policies, but the mission would affect approximately 50,000 students.

Proponents of mandates said it was important to learn directly.

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