Bedford County Public Schools votes to eliminate masking requirements

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 11:36 PM EST
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Bedford County School Board has voted to remove the masking requirement for K-12 students.

The decision will go into effect February 1.

The vote was passed 5-2 Thursday night.

The board also voted to eliminate contact tracing within the school system in a 5-2 decision.

Students will still be required to social distance within classrooms and wear facemasks on school buses. That is in compliance with OSHA requirements.

Staff and faculty will also still be required to wear masks in the schools.

Students and their families can decide to keep masking in the building if they choose.

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