Letter signed by 33 current, former JoCo elected leaders says schools should require masks for all students

More than 30 current and former elected officials from Johnson County sent a letter to local school districts and the Board of County Commissioners, arguing for masks to once again be required for all students heading into a new semester. Above, students in a classroom last semester at Blue Valley Middle School. File image.

In a letter sent this week, more than 30 current and former elected officials from Johnson County urge the county commission and local school districts to require masks for all students heading into the new semester.

Why it matters: The letter comes as case numbers in Johnson County have reached all-time highs and schools are weighing what mitigation measures to have in place when students return to in-person classes this week.