CHAMBERS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REVISES MASK REQUIREMENTSApril 9, 2021
Story by David Bell with Chambers County School District
LAFAYETTE – Although Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has lifted the statewide mask mandate, Chambers County Schools will continue to require individuals to wear a mask or other facial covering when in a classroom or school building.
“We will not mandate masks be worn outdoors for physical education classes, nor for activities or learning lessons conducted outside the school building,” said Chambers County School Superintendent Casey Chambley. “We are very hopeful that we will be able to begin the next school year in August without any masks being required, as we attempt to return to traditional learning mode for our students.”
“We believe this is the best option to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff as we finish out the current school year,” Chambley added. “This was a local decision made with the support of our school board members, and also follows recommendations from the Alabama Department of Education for mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”
On April 7, 2021, Governor Ivey issued her twenty-sixth supplemental emergency proclamation transitioning the state from an amended “Safer at Home Order” to a new “Safer Apart Order.” The revision states that masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people.