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Masks now optional for Fayette County public school students

Stu Johnson

Beginning Tuesday, the wearing of masks for Fayette County Public School students is optional. The word came Monday afternoon from Schools Superintendent Demetrus Liggins.

Masks will be optional in all Fayette County Public School district facilities and on school buses. The change was precipitated by new information received from the Fayette County Health Department.

COVID case numbers and hospital occupancy rates fall within the medium classification. The Lexington school district is also lifting all coronavirus restrictions on school visitors and volunteers beginning next Monday.

A statement from Fayette Health Commissioner Dr. Joel McCullough said all but one of the CDC’s metrics show the Lexington area out of the high category. He said the information supports the mask-option policy instituted by the school system.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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