Indiana Schools Still to Wear Masks after Easing of Mask Restrictions


Alivia Brawner, Staff Reporter

On March 23, 2021, Indiana’s governor, Eric Holcomb, announced that the mask mandate for the state will become a mask advisory starting April 6, 2021. With the ease of COVID restrictions, some may assume the policy translates state-wide. However, that is not the case for Indiana public schools.

Gov. Holcomb stated in his press release: “K-12 schools will continue under current face-covering requirements through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.”

Although students had hopes of returning to normalcy this school year, it will have to wait until a later school year.

Madison Consolidated High School student, Quinton Huff stated, “Well, I hoped we didn’t have to wear them all year but here we are.”

State officials are going to decide the mask-wearing fate of Indiana students for the next school year at a later date. 

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