Blue Valley modifies high school mask rules — what that could mean for students starting Wednesday

The Blue Valley Board of Education voted Monday night to approve modifications to the district's masking rule originally passed in November. Under the modified rules, high schoolers will be required to mask up if either a school's percentage of COVID-19 positive cases exceeds a 3% or a building's student absences due to illness surpasses 7%. The change means all but one Blue Valley high school will have effectively have mask mandates starting Wednesday. File photo.

Many more Blue Valley students may soon be wearing masks with the district’s latest iteration of its COVID-19 mitigation policy.

At the school board’s first meeting of the new semester Monday night, the board voted 4-3 to approve modifications to the masking order the body approved in November.