Advertisement

Kansas governor recommends school districts to require mask wearing

FILE - In this July 2020, file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly wears a protective mask during a...
FILE - In this July 2020, file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly wears a protective mask during a news conference in Topeka. Johnson County District Judge David Hauber, in Kansas' most populous county, has struck down as unconstitutional a state law requiring unusually speedy legal hearings for people challenging mask requirements and other COVID restrictions. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)((Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File))
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 12:22 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is recommending that all schools require mask wearing heading into the school year.

The Center for Disease Control announced earlier that individuals, regardless of vaccination status, should wear face masks indoors due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant.

“School health decisions fall under the control of the state and local boards of education, but I encourage school districts to follow the science to keep their kids safe,” he governor said in a tweet.

Some school districts announced in the past week that they would require masks, but some districts are saying wearing a mask is only optional.

Copyright 2021 KWCH. All rights reserved.