Goshen students return to school with an optional mask mandate

NOW: Goshen students return to school with an optional mask mandate

GOSHEN, Ind. -- Goshen Community Schools officially began their in-person school year on Monday with the option, not requirement, to wear masks in the classroom.

Several school districts across Michiana have been deciding on whether or not to require masks for students and staff members for the new school year.

While wearing masks on buses is federally mandated for all students, Goshen Community Schools will give students the option to take theirs off once at school.

“I like that it’s optional, so if you want to wear one you can wear one, but personally, I don’t like to wear one,” one student said.

Goshen Superintendent Dr. Steve Rhodes made it clear that the safety and securities of all students and staff are his priority.

Dr. Rhodes has also voiced that he hopes all unvaccinated students and staff continue to mask up even with masks being optional in the school district.

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