Jan 12, 2022

Cheyenne schools vote 4-3 to lift COVID-19 mask requirement

Posted Jan 12, 2022 5:38 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — School officials in Wyoming’s capital have voted to lift a mask mandate and reduce COVID-19 isolation requirements.

The mask requirement for students and teachers will be lifted Jan. 21 after Monday’s 4-3 vote by the school board in Cheyenne.

The school district also required people exposed to the coronavirus to stay home.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports only people with symptoms and those testing positive for COVID-19 will now need to stay home.

Those who test positive will need to stay home for five days.

Mask opponents have greatly outnumbered proponents speaking up at the past few school board meetings.