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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson calls special legislative session to give school boards authority to require masks for students who can’t get vaccinated.
Adults, in general, are more supportive of school mask mandates for unvaccinated children and teachers than are the parents of K-12 students, a new poll has found.
Leaders in several districts have in recent days have announced that all students and staff, regardless of age or vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when the 2021-22 school year begins.
With COVID cases setting records in the state, Florida schools administrators risk a loss of state funding if they violate a newly enacted ban on mask mandates.
Washington state and Broward County Public Schools join other major school systems in reinstating masks mandates following latest shift in CDC COVID guidance.
As district leaders moved quickly to follow the CDC's call to mandate masks this school year, officials in other states declared that families will choose whether students wear face coverings.
All students and staff—regardless of age or vaccination status—should keep wearing masks as vaccine hesitancy and breakthrough infections prolong the COVID pandemic, the CDC said Tuesday.
All New York City teachers must be fully vaccinated against COVID by Sept. 13, the first day of school, or submit to weekly testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered Monday.
With the Delta variant spreading and younger children ineligible for vaccines, states are barring schools from requiring COVID vaccinations as 2021-22 approaches.
State ESSER plans are required as a condition of receiving a portion of the more than $122 billion in funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.
With the Delta variant rising, the response from various state officials has been all over the map.