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LIST: Mid-South schools issue updated mask policies

Mask requirement for grades 4-12 impacts contact tracing for Poplar Bluff schools.
Mask requirement for grades 4-12 impacts contact tracing for Poplar Bluff schools.(KFVS)
Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 12:04 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - As the Mid-South slowly returns to normalcy and COVID-19 vaccines circulating, the Shelby County Health Department issued a new health directive Wednesday limiting mask requirements.

In alignment with the health department, Mid-South schools are issuing new mask policies for their students and faculty.

Below is a list of schools have updated their policy:

  • Collierville Schools: Masks will become optional for both students and employees.
  • Germantown Municipal School District: Masks are not required but highly recommended.
  • Shelby County Schools: Students and staff to continue to wear masks inside district buildings for the remainder of the school year.
  • Tipton County Schools: Masks are optional for the remainder of the school year and summer school. Social distancing and handwashing often are still encouraged.

This list will be updated as schools release their policies.

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