Chester County schools to remain under mask mandate despite SC law

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Students and staff in Chester County still need to wear masks despite a state law forbidding it.

The district requires all students, staff and faculty to wear masks inside school buildings.

Last week, South Carolina’s supreme court struck down a similar mask mandate impacting schools in Columbia. But the Chester County school district told Channel 9 that it stands by its mandate.

“We stand by the decision that we made because we know it was in the best interest of the students, faculty, all involved. We don’t wanna have to shut them down,” Chester County School Board Trustee and Vice Chair Maggie James said.

>>In the video at the top of the page, South Carolina reporter Tina Terry talked to parents and asked school leaders how the court decision could impact the district’s mask policy.

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