West Hartford Public Schools is among the districts in the state that became mask optional on Monday, Feb. 28.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Connecticut hit an important milestone in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic Monday as students in most towns were given the option of attending school without masks for the first time since schools reopened for in-person learning.
With the state’s coronavirus metrics continuing to decline, Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration relaxed a statewide mandate requiring all students and school staff to wear masks and left the sometimes-controversial mitigation policy in the hands of local boards of education.
West Hartford school leaders announced several weeks ago that masks would no longer be mandated in school buildings as of Feb. 28. Posts from parents on local Facebook groups indicated that some students and teachers continued to wear masks, while others were excited to go without them. The district currently has a dozen active COVID-19 cases, and just one individual in quarantine.
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