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Cabarrus County Schools vote to make masks optional beginning next week

Some Charleston County students were sent home Wednesday for not complying with the school...
Some Charleston County students were sent home Wednesday for not complying with the school district’s new mask requirement, and more than a dozen parents protested the move.(Live 5 News/Generic)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 9:45 PM EDT
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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Cabarrus County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make masks optional in Cabarrus County Schools beginning next week.

The policy will go into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and the system also revised the metrics it was using to determine the mask mandate. The percent positive rate is now under 8.0 percent which wasn’t the case a week ago.

The new metric-based guideline can be seen here:

Cabarrus County Revised Metrics
Cabarrus County Revised Metrics(Cabarrus County Schools)

Watch the full school board meeting below:

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