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In switch, Mooresville Graded School District to require masks for all students, staff, visitors

Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 10:22 PM EDT
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - After previously voting to keep masks optional, the Mooresville Graded School District notified parents Thursday that the district will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering while inside facilities or on school buses.

On July 25, the district initially said it would start the school year on August 2 with masks optional. Throughout the school year, the district says it would maintain in constant communication with Iredell County Health officials.

On Thursday, Mooresville Graded School District superintendent sent letter to parents requiring masks in schools as of Friday.

“Over the last two weeks, Iredell County has seen significant increases in our percent of covid positive tests, our number of new covid cases, and our number of hospitalizations due to Covid.  As a result of these rapidly increasing numbers, and from discussions with our local health department, MGSD will follow our plan to require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering while inside our facilities or on our school buses,” the letter read.

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