Charleston County schools to start enforcing masks


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Starting Monday, every student in South Carolina’s second-largest school district will have to wear a mask inside schools or have to go to online learning.

Charleston County schools passed a mask rule in August, but was working to find a away around a South Carolina budget rule that state money can’t be spent to enforce masks in schools.

The district will use reserve money so state money from this budget year is not used.

The delta variant of COVID-19 has affected children much more than any other strain.

Lexington School District 1 has reported 1,940 COVID-19 cases in students in 22 school days. The district had 1,598 cases in all of last school year.

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