PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – The Mercer County Board of Education has made a decision on masks in schools.
When students return to the classroom on Sept. 7 they will have the option for masks, but won’t be required to wear them, if the county is green, yellow or gold on the state’s COVID-19 map.
But if the county is orange or red, then students will be required to wear masks. Right now Mercer County is red on the map after a recent surge in cases.
Masks will still be required on buses at all times, regardless of the county’s color.