The Alexander County Board of Education voted today (August 31) to require face coverings for all students and staff on all campuses. The issue will be reviewed within 30 days. The mask mandate begins Wednesday (September 1).
The Catawba County Board of Education scheduled an emergency meeting this evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Catawba County Schools Administrative Services building at 2285 North Anderson Avenue in Newton. The meeting will be held in the boardroom. The purpose of the meeting is unfinished business regarding COVID-19 updates and a possible face covering mandate.[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story]