Masks now optional at Granby Public Schools
GRANBY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Face masks are now optional for Granby Public School students and staff.
The Granby School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday morning in favor of the decision. The emergency school committee meeting was quick and lasted only about 10 minutes.
During the meeting, the committee updated their district’s mask policy to align with the town’s latest guidance that masks are no longer required.
Granby Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Sullivan explained the change, which takes effect immediately.
“It’s mask optional. We certainly support people’s decision to wear or not to wear masks in schools and this would also include buses because there is no federal mandate at this time, so really, the only two places are the nurse’s office and returning from a quarantine day six through 10, masks would be required in those two instances,” Sullivan explained.
This change comes as dozens of parents and students protested Monday morning outside the Granby Junior-Senior High School in hopes that the mandate would come to an end.
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