Floyd County Public Schools decides to make masks optional in school buildings

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

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

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Floyd County Public Schools plans to keep masks optional inside school buildings once students return to the classrooms next week.

However, school officials say masks are still required on buses and public transportation. If a student needs a mask, they will be provided with one by the school district.

“We will continue to work with our local health district and ask families to follow the self-monitoring guidelines similar to last year,” Floyd County Public Schools posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

This announcement was shared just hours before Montgomery County Public Schools decided to implement a universal masking policy for students while indoors.

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

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