The Springfield School District says it will keep its mask mandate in place until at least the Winter Break.
This comes after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt asked parents to report any school district that enforces a mask mandate and quarantines following a Cole County judge’s ruling saying such mandates are null and void.
District Spokesman Stephen Hall says the district intends to remove the masking requirement in January after the youngest students have had ample opportunity to receive vaccinations and develop full immunity to COVID-19.
Hall also says the Cole County court ruling has a 30 day window before it takes effect.
Schmitt says he’s tired of stonewalling from school district and his office is getting calls from across the state, saying districts are continuing to enforce mask mandates.