The Archdiocese of Louisville schools can make masks optional
The Archdiocese of Louisville schools can make masks optional

The Archdiocese of Louisville schools can make masks optional

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Archdiocese of Louisville schools may make masks optional in the coming days.

“In response to the declining positivity rate in Jefferson County and in our school system, the Archdiocese of Louisville is supporting the implementation of a mask-optional model,” the system’s latest school COVID-19 instructions say.

Schools that adopt a mask-free policy will have to follow increased contact tracking and quarantine policies under state guidance, the memo states.

Elementary and middle schools can drop the mask requirement from February 21st. Catholic colleges set their own COVID-19 protocols so they can have different start dates.

As COVID-19 cases have dropped in recent weeks, districts across Kentucky have considered lifting their mask requirements. Jefferson County Public Schools, which has been demanding masks since July, has not yet revoked its mandate.

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This story can be updated.

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