Brookhaven schools to require masks

Published 2:19 pm Friday, July 30, 2021

Brookhaven School District’s superintendent Dr. Rod Henderson said the district’s schools will require masks to be worn on campuses as the school year begins.

“The district will follow the CDC recommendation of requiring masks to be worn inside our buildings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals,” Henderson said. “We will do so for the first two weeks of school and then review the data to see if we can relax the mandate or continue it.”

Earlier this month, Lincoln County School District Superintendent Dr. David Martin said masks would not be required on campus, but anyone who wished to wear one could. The district is expected to issue an updated statement at the beginning of the week.

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Brookhaven Academy’s return-to-school plan will be published online and sent to parents in the upcoming days, said administrative assistant LeAnn Waldrop.