USD 232 in De Soto makes masks optional for all students starting Tuesday

USD 232 will allow optional masks in all its buildings, pre-K through 12th grade, starting Tuesday, Feb. 22. Individual buildings could be required to go back to universal masking if COVID-19-related student absences exceed 5%. File photo courtesy USD 232.

Following the Johnson County Board of Commissioners’ decision Thursday afternoon to lift a mask mandate for K-6 schools, USD 232 in De Soto on Friday adopted new criteria that allow for optional masking.

That means all three public school districts in the Post’s coverage area currently or will soon allow for optional masking at all their facilities.