PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – When the CDC updated its mask-wearing guidelines, some schools followed suit.
That includes schools that have followed and followed those guidelines to achieve T.
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Whether or not to wear face coverings has been a hotly debated topic in the Mt. Lebanon.
After dropping out of assignment last night following CDC guidelines, parents say it’s time for them to make their own decisions.
Michael Clark, a 4th grader at Mt. Lebanon, said: “The second my mother told me, I screamed and started running around the house like crazy.”
It’s been two long years for Mt. Lebanon, as they had one of the oldest masked missions to date.
“It’s been a long time coming, and we’re really glad it’s over,” said Anne, Michael’s mother.
School District Mt. Lebanon sent a letter to the families Friday night, saying its new mask guidance would follow CDC guidance.
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Because Allegheny County does not have a high level of transmission, according to the CDC, masks will become optional in schools.
Clark, who has three kids in the district, says it’s a relief.
“I think a lot of teachers, students and parents would be happy because we don’t have to wear masks 24/7,” she said.
However, she added that she understands it’s just a guideline and still supports those who choose to wear masks in schools.
“It’s everyone’s prerogative,” she said. “If you have a situation where you have someone who benefits from wearing a mask, then put on a mask. But don’t tell anyone else that they have to. “
As for Michael, he’s happy to be able to see his friends’ full faces again.
“I think it will feel weird for the first few days but it will be nice to know that everyone is smiling and happy,” he said.
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Meanwhile, North Hills has also decided to scrap its mask policy, following CDC guidelines.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/02/26/mt-lebanon-cdc-and-mask-mandates/ CDC issues new mask guidance, some schools choose to drop mask mandate – CBS Pittsburgh