Masks required at area schools

Two protest county's decision on mandate

With the 2021-2022 school year into its second full week, students and faculty members in the Brewton City School System and the Escambia County School System have been sent home due to COVID-19 issues that involve positive tests and contact tracing.

However, superintendents for both systems say steps continue to be taken to insure safety and to keep students in the classroom.

As expected, the county school board followed the Brewton City School board, by implementing a mask order last Thursday for staff and students in grades one through 12. The mandate went into effect Friday, Aug. 13.