Davenport, IOWA – According to the statement, face coverings will be mandatory for staff, students and anyone else in a district building.
Officials say that their decision was based at least in part on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say all people should wear a mask indoors in areas of high COVID-19 transmission.
Iowa schools have been barred from mandating masks by Gov. Reynolds until last week, when a judge halted the ban pending a new lawsuit on behalf of parents in several Iowa communities.
The vote was 5-2 with all board members present.
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