School board extends mask mandate; welcomes Digmon

Masks will be required inside facilities, school buses until Oct. 29

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved to extend the mask requirement inside school buildings across the county for students and staff and welcomed a familiar face when former board member Sherry Digmon was sworn in at its Monday meeting.

Superintendent Michelle McClung gave an update on the COVID status in the county.

“For the last two weeks in a row, Escambia County has seen a 50 percent decrease in positive student covid cases and close contacts,” said McClung. “Overall, we are continuing in a downward trend, with 21 new positive cases in students and two newly positive staf...

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