Johnson County lifts mask mandate for K-6 schools

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday voted 6-1 to lift a countywide public health order requiring masks in schools that serve students up to and including 6th grade. Many local school district are anticipated to lift their masking rules for younger students now that the county order has been lifted. File image.

A countywide rule requiring face masks for elementary school children through sixth grade was lifted today by the Johnson County Commission amidst a background of steadily dropping number of coronavirus cases.

Commissioners on Thursday morning voted 6-1 to drop the mandate, which was originally enacted last August and was set to expire May 31.