The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider a new mask mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in the population group not yet eligible to receive a vaccination for the respiratory virus: children ages 2 to 11.
The third school year of the COVID-19 pandemic kicks off this week in Lawrence Public Schools. As students join their teachers in classrooms across Lawrence, questions and uncertainties loom.
We asked the Lawrence school board candidates what they think of the district’s now-universal mask mandate and, if elected, would they encourage district administrators to lift the mask mandate or keep it in place?
Story updated at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday: Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health issued a news release encouraging locals ages 2 and older to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
Lawrence public schools will require students and staff who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to mask up in August, but it will be based on an honor system rather than requiring proof of vaccination.
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