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Kentucky Board of Education will consider statewide mask mandate for public schools up to 270 days

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 09:12:25-04

(LEX 18) — The Kentucky Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday, August 12, where the board will consider implementing a statewide mask mandate for the state's public schools.

The mandate would last for 270 days, surpassing the Governor's 30-day executive order.

The meeting agenda was posted online Wednesday evening. The board noted the regulation as necessary "to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky public schools and prevent public school closures during the 2021-22 school year due to COVID-19."

The meeting will be held via TeleConference Thursday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m. A live stream will be set up here.

If you need to contact your local school district, find phone numbers and websites here.

Find out more here about what is being done to keep your kids safe at school.