LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette School Corporation has joined the list of schools changing its mask policy.
As we've reported, the original plan was to not require them.
However, Superintendent Les Huddle said that plan was not permanent.
"Unfortunately, we had a year of practice with masks," he said. "We know we can do it. It's just that we kind of relaxed this summer, and now we've got to regroup and get back at it. Hopefully, this won't be as long as last year."
He said the policy was changed to follow CDC recommendations.
"Approximately half of our students don't have the opportunity to get vaccinated," Huddle explained. "We felt that if we were going to err, we're going to err on the side of caution for the health and safety of students and staff."
Huddle said masks will be available to students in need.
LSC's first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 10.