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By Roger Harnack
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Governor Inslee requires masks at schools


August 5, 2021

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OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all public school districts in the state to require students and employees to wear masks on school grounds when classes resume in the fall.

Inslee blamed the need to wear masks on residents who have chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19, during a press conference on July 28.

"We will continue our existing policies regarding masking, all students and employees will be required to wear masks around each other in the building, regardless of their vaccination status," he said." This is a legal requirement that all districts will need to follow."

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