Masks are not required in class for Wayne County students for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
School starts for Wayne County students Thursday August 19th.
According to the re-entry plan posted on the Wayne County Board of Education, masks are recommended for all students and staff that are not vaccinated, but they are not required.
A mask mandate could go into effect if the county is designated orange or red for transmission rates on the WV DHHR Covid-19 metrics map. The mask requirement would stay in place until the county is listed as gold or better on the metrics map for three consecutive days.
Wayne County is currently designated as red on that map, the highest transmission rate.