Kansas county: Schools should mandate masks for unvaccinated
July 18, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The health department in Kansas' most populous county urged its public schools Monday to require students and staff who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks indoors when classes resume for the fall.
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's guidance came with confirmed cases of the faster-spreading delta variant continuing to rise across Kansas and fueling larger numbers of new COVID-19 cases overall.
"We want a return to normalcy, but we need to be cautious and get vaccinated if eligible." said Dr. Sanmi Areola, the department's director.