North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper updates mask guidance for upcoming school year

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper updates mask guidance for upcoming school year

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper updates mask guidance for upcoming school year The briefing comes as COVID-19 cases rise, and vaccinations lag, in the state The briefing comes as COVID-19 cases rise, and vaccinations lag, in the state The briefing comes as COVID-19 cases rise, and vaccinations lag, in the state Most North Carolina students and school staff should continue to wear masks as they return to the classroom in person for the upcoming school year, according to new guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper held his first update in weeks on COVID-19 in North Carolina. The briefing came as COVID-19 cases are once again spiking in the state. Click the video player below to watch the full news briefing. The state will eliminate the statewide mask mandate and ease masking requirements in schools. The new recommendations urge K-8 schools to require masks for students and staff while they are indoors but allows fully vaccinated high school students and staff to be unmasked. The mask mandate expires at 5 p.m. …
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