Letter signed by 26 JoCo elected officials urges county to ‘end mask mandate for all children’

Johnson County school masks

A letter sent to Johnson County commissioners and signed by 26 local elected officials urges the board to end the county's current public health order requiring universal masking in schools that serve students up to and including 6th grade. Above, students at Crestview Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District. File photo.

A letter signed by 26 elected leaders in Johnson County urges the Board of County Commissioners to end the county’s current public health order requiring masks in schools serving younger students.

The letter, which bears the title “Locally Elected Working Together Advocating for Johnson County Children and Families,” was sent to commissioners last week.