Oklahoma City schools require masks, with opt-out provisions


August 13, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school district will require students and staff to wear masks starting next week, with provisions allowing them to opt out of the requirement, the district's superintendent said Friday.

Also, school employees with proof of being fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 will receive a $1,000 stipend, according to Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

McDaniel said he issued the requirement days after the start of school on Monday because the number of virus cases jumped from four the first day of classes to 119 on Thursday.

McDaniel also said he does not believe the requi...

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