Mask mandates set for schools

Brewton sets masks, county to vote today

Although Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has not issued a mask mandate due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, individual groups, including schools and courts, are implementing mandates.

Dr. Kenneth Varner, superintendent of the Brewton City School Board, issued an order, approved by the school board, that began Wednesday to require masks for all students, staff and masks inside the school system's facilities until Friday, Sept. 10.

John Knott, superintendent of the Escambia County School System, said he plans to call a special school board meeting today (Thursday) and ask the board to implement a mask mand...