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Meridian Public School District adopts universal face mask policy

The new policy requires all students, teachers and staff to wear a face covering indoors
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 2:16 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Public School District adopted a universal masking policy at a special called board meeting Tuesday.

“This particular policy goes for all Meridian Public School District students, staff and teachers to wear masks while they’re indoors in the presence of others,” Meridian Public Schools Public Relations Director Matt Davis said.

The universal masking policy means all students, staff and teacher will be required to wear a face covering or mask when the new school year starts. The new policy is for indoor mask usage only. There are no plans at this time to require face coverings at outdoor sporting events.

The Meridian Public School District voted unanimously to require everyone to wear a mask while in school this upcoming year.

“We are going to take every guideline and recommendation made by the CDC, MSDH and MDE. Everything that we’re getting, those decisions were made by after consulting all of those recommendations,” Davis explained. “This wasn’t a decision the district made lightly. The main thing we want to do is make sure our staff, students, teachers and the community at lard remain safe.”

The new school year begins Aug. 5 for MPSD.

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