What To Make Of A Mask Mandate For Massachusetts Schools

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A universal mask mandate for K-12 schools in Massachusetts could go into effect soon.

The state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to give Education Commissioner Jeff Riley the authority to issue a mask mandate — Riley has said it would likely be in effect until at least Oct. 1.

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and a parent of students who go to Newton public schools, joined WBUR's All Things Considered to discuss.

This segment aired on August 24, 2021.

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