Masks will be optional in Wayne County Public Schools starting this week.
Monday, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 5-2 and approved making masks optional for WCPS students, staff, and visitors beginning this Wednesday, November 3.
WCPS reminds the school board’s decision only impacts mask wearing during the school day.
Athletic rules specific to masks will be handled in accordance with NCHSAA and any local conference guidelines.
Like airplanes and public transportation, federal CDC order also requires that masks be worn on school buses by students and the driver regardless of the Board of Education’s decision to make masks optional at school.