Ozark City Schools to lift mask mandate effective April 9th


OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Ozark City School officials have decided to follow Gov. Kay Ivey’s lead and lift its mask mandate on April 9.

According to Superintendent Rick McInturf, effective April 9, masks will not be required during the school day and during school functions. However, students will still be encouraged to wear masks, especially when social distancing is not possible.

In an example provided by McInturf, masks may be required if a teacher has not been vaccinated, for medical reasons, and would be considered a high risk for catching the virus.

In such a situation, students may be required to wear masks while in class and when not able to social distance.

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