To mask or not to mask? That is now the question for many Douglas County School District teachers, parents, students, and staff. After more than a month of lawsuits, the dissolution of a regional health department, and many angry parents on both sides, the Douglas County school board passed a resolution to end its mask mandate. It is now a personal choice to wear a mask to school.

DCSD Superintendent Corey Wise said in his December 8, 2021 press release that "last night during a special meeting, the DCSD Board of Education voted 4-3 to adopt a resolution addressing face coverings and other COVID mitigation requirements in our school district" and "as a result, effective immediately, DCSD’s mask requirement is no longer in effect. DCSD will honor personal and parent choice with regard to mask-wearing at school."

There are a couple of exceptions including the requirement to wear face masks on school busses and for those working with students and staff who can't wear a mask for medical reasons.

The overall rule is that you should still have a mask with you at all times, but whether or not you wear it regularly is now a choice.

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