Masks now optional in all Webster Parish public schools

By Josh Beavers

The Webster Parish Schools system has lifted mandatory mask requirements. Masks must STILL be worn on buses due to presidential order. 
The move follows Tuesday’s announcement from the governor’s office that the statewide mask mandate had been lifted. 
The governor left individual schools districts to make a decision for their own system. 

Read full details in the school system’s Facebook post reprinted below:
“In light of the Governor’s proclamation yesterday, the Webster Parish School Board still strongly encourages the wearing of masks in school buildings, but it is no longer mandated. However, masks are still required to be worn on all school buses as it is a federal mandate.  Webster Parish Schools will continue to implement mitigation measures such as social distancing and extensive cleaning as well as following all CDC/LDH mandated quarantine protocol.  Keep in mind that quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure will continue. 
We sincerely appreciate your continued support as we navigate through the pandemic.  Our staff and student’s health and safety remain our number one priority!”

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