On Thursday, the CDC reported the county’s level dropped from high to medium. The district stated on its website that it lifted the mask requirement, but it still “strongly encourages” masks in school buildings.
Staff in Gwinnett schools have been required to wear masks for about a month. About 40 people protested the requirement at July’s school board meeting. Since the new school year started, Clayton County Public Schools has been the only other metro Atlanta district to require staff to wear masks. Clayton’s requirement is still in place.