The White Mountains Regional School Board last week discussed the future of mask mandates

The White Mountains Regional School Board last week discussed the future of mask mandates. Board members on Jan. 27 debated if — or when — the district should end its current mask requirements: Universal masking for grades K-8 and temporary masking in response to positive cases in grades 9-12. Board Member Herb Randall questioned if various factors such as COVID fatigue and increased immunity might cause the school district to reconsider its position on masking at some point. Randall, who has supported masking since the pandemic started, said he was beginning to detect a change in circumstances. “It feels like we’re reaching a tipping point with fatigue, with natural immunity, and with vaccine immunity,” he said. However, other school board members were unwilling to revisit masking at this time.

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