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York County Schools will Continue to Require Masks Until Governor’s Order Goes into Effect

York County School Division will require masks in buildings and on buses until Governor Glenn Younkin's executive order goes into effect. Jan. 24.
York County School Division will require masks in buildings and on buses until Governor Glenn Younkin’s executive order goes into effect. Jan. 24. (Pexels/Max Fischer)

YORK COUNTY — The York County School Division (YCSD) has stated that students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear masks in schools and on school buses until Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order goes into effect on Jan. 24.

As he was being to sworn into office in Richmond on Jan. 15, Younkin’s administration released a list of almost a dozen executive orders that he signed on his first day in office. Executive Order Two states that parents will have the option on whether or not their children wear masks while attending Virginia’s public schools.

YCSD said in an email to students’ families and on social media.

“Executive Order 2 has implications that affect the operations of all school divisions in the Commonwealth, and we anticipate receiving additional guidance from the state in the coming days.”

The statement went on to say that masks are one layer of YCSD’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy and that they will put out updated strategies and guidance prior to the order going into effect on Jan. 24.

For more information or to ask questions regarding this issue, go the the YCSD website.

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