Pitt County school board mandates masks for students

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 7:51 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2021 at 2:56 PM EDT
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Pitt County Board of Education voted Monday afternoon to require masks inside schools and on buses effective Tuesday.

The school board called a special meeting for 2 p.m. at the Kathy Taft Center on Allen Road.

The vote was 6-2 in favor of the requirement.

The school board tabled a decision on face masks in the classroom during a prior special meeting.

Several Eastern Carolina school boards have voted to make masks optional in classrooms, while others are mandating them.

Students return to school on August 23.

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