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Masks touted as Kansas reports fewer school COVID outbreaks – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-10-07 14:31:13 –

Topeka, Kansas (AP) — Many school boards are reluctant to adopt mask mandates, even though most COVID-19 outbreaks in schools in Kansas occur in areas without such requirements. Health officials are dissatisfied with the target.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Wednesday that there were 68 active school clusters in Kansas, down from 79 a week ago.

These clusters are associated with 596 cases, one hospitalization, and one death.

Topeka Capital-Journal reports that only 29% of these active outbreaks were in areas that reported the need for masks.

Only about 20% of school districts report that most or all students need a mask. These districts educate about 63% of the state’s student population.

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