Saskatchewan Leaves Making Masks Mandatory up to School Divisions

The Saskatchewan government is leaving it up to school divisions to decide whether or not to make masks mandatory this fall.

Some teachers, doctors and parents have voiced concerns about the government’s back-to-school plan, which doesn’t make masks mandatory like several other provinces.

Education Minister Gord Wyant says while 10 school divisions have expressed wanting to see a mask policy, not all have.

He says some rural schools will be able to accommodate physical distancing.

Wyant says the government respects decisions made by the province’s 27 local school boards, which have each developed their own safety plans.

The government says school divisions will be consulting with public health officials.


© The Canadian Press

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