Hoover City Schools to extend mask mandate

Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 4:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:28 AM CDT
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Hoover City Schools board members voted to extend its mask mandate another two weeks.

The mandate was set to expire on Monday, September 20, but now the system will use case counts and transmission rate to determine if masks should be worn after that date.

If the district has a positivity rate of one percent or below, they will drop the mandate. Before the vote parents and students got a chance to voice their opinions.

ORIGINAL: Hoover City Schools Board members voted in August to implement universal face coverings indoors for the first 30 days of school for people who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

The board members said face masks will be required starting on August 10, 2021, and will end 30 days later.

After the 30 days, leaders said they would strongly recommend facial coverings indoors.

After board members voted some people in the crowd clapped, and a woman in the crowd yelled, “Where are your masks?”

The board held their meeting at Spain Park High School.

Hoover City Schools also announced Friday they are offering a virtual learning option for elementary students.

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