CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County School District (CCSD) on Monday voted to end their mask mandate in schools early.
During a Monday afternoon Board of Trustees special meeting, officials voted in favor of letting the mask mandate expire on November 10. The motion passed eight to one.
The mandate was originally set to end November 12.
Should case counts spike, the board said that it will reconsider the mandate.
“The decision we made tonight was in the best interest of the district and for our students. We are excited that the opportunities are there for vaccine for kids five to eleven as well. And just to remind parents they still have that opportunity to continue to wear masks if they so desire,” said Reverend Dr. Eric Mack, the CCSD Board Chairman.
Members also voted to continue providing vaccines to eligible students.
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