Floyd County Public Schools reverses course on indoor mask policy

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(Photo: Courtesy Piqsels/eflon/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online)

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Less than a week after announcing an optional mask policy inside school buildings, Floyd County school officials have reversed their decision before students return to the classroom Wednesday.

Due to both state law and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Floyd County Public Schools says masks will be required for all students, staff, teachers, and visitors while indoors at schools, no matter their vaccination status.

“Thank you for being flexible as we continue to work with our local health officials while following CDC guidance,” the school district posted on Facebook on Monday, Aug. 9.

Floyd County students are set to kick off the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

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