Masks optional in Nazareth Area School District as board removes mandate

Written by on November 29, 2021

Masks optional in Nazareth Area School District as board removes mandate

By Chloe Nouvelle
November 29, 2021

The Nazareth Area School Board voted on Nov. 23 to remove the school district mask mandate. Photo | WLVR

Masks are now optional in the Nazareth Area School District

On Nov. 23, the school board approved a plan that removes the mask mandate for students and staff. 

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While Pennsylvania’s school masking order is still being litigated in state courts and a ruling overturning the order has been issued, Nazareth’s schools are moving forward without a mask requirement. 

At the board’s in-person meeting, several people who commented publicly supported removing the mandate. 

A person who participated by Zoom and identified herself as Marci Levine said she disagreed with changing the policy.

“I think it’s detrimental,” said Levine. “We don’t have the kids vaccinated enough yet to warrant such a maneuver.”

According to district officials, masks will still be required on district transportation, such as school buses.

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