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Union Public Schools Board unanimously votes for mask mandate

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 14:31:06-04

TULSA, Okla. — After Union Public Schools Superintendent Kirt Hartzler recommended wearing masks for students and staff, the school board unanimously passes a mask mandate for the district.

"Whether you agree or disagree regarding the wearing of masks, we all want our children and teachers to be healthy, together and in-person at school," Hartzler wrote in a letter to parents and staff about his recommendation at the time.

The Union Public School Board met to consider and discuss the possible mask mandate Friday. They ended up voting unanimously and the mandate will take effect on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Under the mandate, there would be exemptions available for medical, religious, or "strongly held personal reasons."

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