Alabama school district to require masks for fall classes

Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A public school district in Alabama will require students to wear masks for in-person classes when the school year kicks off in August.

Montgomery Public Schools students will initially receive masks from the school district but families are expected to provide their own once the school’s supply runs out, the school district said in their plan for the academic year. Montgomery is among the many cities in Alabama that already has a local mask requirement.

The district is providing an option for each student to receive online or in-person classes. Students who need devices for virtual courses will be provided one from the school district, according to the plan released last week.

Since the pandemic began, more than 46,000 people in Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19 and about 1,000 have died as of Wednesday.