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Lexington Two decides to let mask mandate expire

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 8:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 11:28 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) -The Lexington Two Board of Trustees has decided to let its mask requirement for students, employees, and visitors expire.

The temporary mask mandate went into effect on September 3 and is set to expire on October 31.

The district was scheduled to vote to renew the mandate Tuesday but no motion was made so the requirement will expire at the scheduled date.

“It’s not whether or not it’s 100% in favor of masks or 100% anti-mask, obviously we are adapting to the wonderfully fluid situations that we have which are incredibly frustrating,” said Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Wade.

The board said if cases spike they can reconsider the mask requirement.

Ditching the requirement is a move many parents at the meeting were calling for despite CDC advice that masks do slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We’re embarrassed by your actions please do the right thing and rescind the mask mandate,” said one parent to the board.

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