Mask Mandate

Melanie Peck

The mask mandate was recently lifted, but some school districts including Fort Smith are choosing to continue wearing them. There are mixed feelings about having to wear masks at school while it is not required at most public places.

Many people have said that they understand why they have to wear masks at school. “I understand why we have to wear masks, we are around people all day.”

“We are in close contact with other people.”

Others say they are not needed, “I would say we should get a choice, students should get to choose if they want to wear them or not.” Some students are not really sure how they feel about the masks, but are not bothered by having to wear them at school.