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School board OKs measure allowing mask exemptions

On the same day a Warren County school announced it was closing to about half of its students for the rest of the week, the Warren County School District passed a measure easing mask restrictions.

On Monday afternoon, the Tidioute Community Charter School announced that all students in grades six through 12 would be sent home for remote learning for the rest of the week due to the number of positive COVID cases in the school. Students in grades pre-K through five remain in-person.

By Monday evening, the Warren County School Board approved a motion that means students may be exempted from having to wear face masks for medical, mental, or disability reasons without the requirement of a doctor’s excuse.

The face covering exemption form may be found on the district’s website – www.wcsdpa.org.

“At the current time the order does not state a requirement that the medical or mental condition must be substantiated by a medical professional,” according to the language in a letter indicating the board’s compliance with the order. “However, in the future, if the order is modified to require substantiation by a medical professional it will be necessary for you to provide that substantiation in order to continue the exception.”

See Tuesday’s edition for complete coverage.

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