DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — One school district in the Wiregrass has released its plans for when the mask mandate officially ends.
Dothan City Schools directed that the mask order for all DCS employees will be extended until the end of the year, but students will be allowed to remove their masks, starting April 12.
The school district’s health liaison said they based their decisions on recommendations from the CDC and data from the state.
“I think it is just for the children’s sake, like I said, just to be normal,” liaison Heather Johnson said. “They have been through so much during the past year. Not only do they have to focus on their regular school work anymore, they have to focus on their mask and social distancing. I am just wanting the children to be back to normal.”
DCS says even though they will not enforce masks for their students after the mandate ends, parents and students will always have the choice for what is best for them.