First round of the local dress code debate amid delta . . .

The mask mandate will begin Monday and last until the end of May 2022, unless amended or replaced by future county commission action. 

Public health officials say masks will ensure kids receive in-person education. The county said it's conservatively seeking to protect students who don't have access to the vaccines. 

Parents rallied outside the commissioners meeting, and nearly 100 people signed up to speak Thursday morning at the commissioners meeting with passionate parents split on the matter.

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Johnson County commissioners vote to require masks for all K-6th grade schools

OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County commissioners voted 5-2 Thursday afternoon to mandate masks for all elementary schools. The board voted to require masking for all students through 6th grade in local school districts. Faculty and staff at elementary schools would also be required to wear masks.