Handwashing, masks among fall guidelines for Kansas schools


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Draft safety guidelines for school this fall from the Kansas State Department of Education say students, teachers and staff should wear masks, but that students up to fifth or sixth grade shouldn't be required to wear them unless local officials mandate it, the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle are reporting.

The draft guidelines about how to reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic were shared with superintendents this week and are expected to be formally presented to the State Board of Education next week.

The guildlines say everyone should wash their hands when...

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