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Clayton County drops mask mandate following Kemp’s Unmask Georgia Students Act

Attorney General Alan Wilson is joining 20 other states in a multistate action against...
Attorney General Alan Wilson is joining 20 other states in a multistate action against President Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued use of the unlawful mask mandate on public transportation.(Pexels)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 1:28 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Clayton County Public Schools has dropped its mask mandate following the signing of the Unmask Georgia Students Act by Gov. Brian Kemp.

The school district announced it would end mask requirements effective immediately for students and staff on campuses and school buses. It comes after Gov. Kemp’s newest law banning schools from enforcing mandates passed into law.

The measure states that “No local school superintendent shall make or enforce any rule that requires students to wear face masks or face coverings while present in any area of a school or school grounds or other property owned or operated by the local school system.”

Superintendent/CEO of Schools Dr. Morcease J. Beasley issued the following statement: