Robeson County school leaders approve mask requirement for students, staff

North Carolina news

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) – The Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to pass a mask requirement for all students and staff while in buildings and on buses, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks will be required for all students, Pre-K through grade 13. Masks will not be required outside as long as physical distancing is possible.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the full vaccination rate is at just 27 percent in Robeson County.

Athletes and coaches are required to wear masks while not participating for all indoor activities and games. Masks are not required outside as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Mask requirements will be revisited every 30 days.

In July, Gov. Roy Cooper said schools in North Carolina should require masks for everyone indoors, both students and teachers, in grades K-8.

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