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Wichita Public Schools starts mask mandate

Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 6:05 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The newest mask mandate began Monday for the Wichita school district.

The Wichita School Board unanimously approved the mask requirement last Monday after a spike in demand for COVID-19 tests for close contact. The director of safety and environmental services, Terri Moses, said overall the district has seen a positive response from students.

“They’re well aware that our world, our nation, is wearing masks. So, asking them to wear them when they’re in the classroom and when they’re in buildings has really not been a struggle for our students,” said Moses.

The school district has not said how long this mask mandate will last, but Moses said the main concern is the student’s safety.

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