Roanoke County Public Schools to require students to wear masks due to revised mandate


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County Public Schools will require students to wear face coverings and masks in classrooms, even with required six-feet distancing.

This comes after Gov. Ralph Northam announced changes to the current limitations on gatherings and changes to the current mask mandate.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, face masks will be required in all classrooms.

Due to Northam reducing the size of public gatherings has been from 250 to 25, the school division says they’re working with other localities in the region to develop joint criteria by which sports games and athletic competitions may be carried out.

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