In open letter, more than 200 doctors urge Johnson County schools to bring back universal masking

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More than 200 Johnson County health care providers are asking county and school district leaders to implement universal masking at schools until the county's positivity rate decreases to 5% or less. Above, students at Blue Valley Middle School. File photo.

More than 200 local health professionals are asking Johnson County commissioners and school districts to reimplement universal masking rules for the new semester.

In an open letter sent the county commission and district leaders Monday, the health care providers urge county and school district leaders to keep all students and staff in masks until the county “positivity rate decreases to 5% or less.”