The Associated Press reports:
Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state’s worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
Gov. Andy Beshear responded late Thursday night by vetoing portions of the bill nullifying mask mandates for K-12 public schools and child-care centers. Republican lawmakers quickly overrode his vetoes, completing their work to end statewide mask mandates.
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BREAKING: Kentucky lawmakers have ended statewide mask mandates in schools, overriding Governor Andy Beshear’s vetoes early Friday. The decision to wear masks in the classroom now falls on local school leaders.https://t.co/SthWXfGUiu
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