Prairie Grove Schools votes to make masks optional

Northwest Arkansas News

FILE – A student wears a face mask while doing work at his desk at the Post Road Elementary School, in White Plains, N.Y., in this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, file photo. U.S. health officials say the highly contagious delta version of the coronavirus is behind changes to mask guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week announced that fully vaccinated people should resume wearing masks indoors if they live in areas where the virus is surging. CDC officials said new information about the spread of the delta variant forced them to reverse course. The agency also said teachers and students everywhere should go back to wearing masks in schools. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, FIle)

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Prairie Grove School Board voted to make wearing masks optional for the school district.

The vote was 5-2 and went into effect on September 21.

The wearing of masks will be optional until the next school board assessment of COVID-19 data.

The Rogers School Board voted to make masks optional for seventh grade and up during its latest meeting.

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