Bath and Highland County Public Schools End Mask Mandate
Bath and Highland County public schools have both ended their masks mandates. Both counties released statements concerning their decision. I reached out to Bath County Superintendent of schools Mrs. Sue Hirsh for comment. Below are the statements from each school system and a link to the interview with Superintendent Hirsh.
The following statement is from the Bath County School Board:
On Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Bath County School Board voted, unanimously, to follow Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Order Number Two and Order of Public Health Emergency One. Beginning Monday, January 24, 2022 students, staff and visitors will not be required to wear masks in school facilities. Masking will be optional. The federal mask requirement for public transportation is still in effect. Students riding a school bus are still required to wear a mask when entering the bus, exiting the bus, and for the duration of the route. Following the latest CDC K-12 guidance, masks will still be required for students returning to school after quarantine or isolation for 5 days.
Highland County released the following statement: