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Bessemer Area School District requiring masks for K-6 students

At A.D. Johnston Junior/Senior High School, students in grades 7-12, staff, students, and visitors are not required to wear masks, but are strongly encouraged to do so.
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Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 1:59 PM EDT
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BESSEMER, Mich. (WLUC) - One school district in the western Upper Peninsula is requiring masks for students who are unable to be vaccinated.

Bessemer Area School District’s Board of Education passed a resolution Aug. 19 requiring masks, while indoors, for all K-6 students, staff and visitors.

At A.D. Johnston Junior/Senior High School, which is grades 7-12, staff, students, and visitors are not required to wear masks, but are strongly encouraged to do so.

Masks are required K-12 on the school buses per an existing CDC order, the district said in a letter to parents and students.

The fall semester began on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Learn more on the school’s website.

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