September 18, 2021

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Most Colorado students now attend schools in districts that have mask mandates

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When students returned to school in the Greeley-Evans district north of Denver, masks were recommended — but not required — for unvaccinated students and staff.

That made the district typical in Colorado, where the state neither banned mask mandates nor issued its own requirement. Instead, the state left the decision up to local school districts and public health agencies, most of which in turn left the decision up to individuals.

“I was hopeful,” said Terri Pappas, a Greeley-Evans school board member, about the start of the school year. “We were imploring our school community to wear masks. It became pretty evident that wasn’t happening.”

Cases rose — and so did quarantines. “We were…

Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat

2021-09-14 17:57:17

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