LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nearly 100 people showed up outside of Jefferson County Public Schools headquarters to protest the district’s mask policy.
Under the district’s COVID-19 policy, whenever Jefferson County’s community level reaches “red,” JCPS will have universal masking.
Protesters believe that masking should be optional.
“You can’t see the person, the person’s expressions and I think the parents are the best person to decide whether the child needs a mask,” Frank Simon, a protester said.
The JCPS Board approved their COVID-19 guidance for this school year in July.
It is in line with CDC guidance recommending everyone wear masks indoors in public when COVID-19 levels are high.
The first day of school for JCPS students is Aug. 10.