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Northwest Allen County School Board votes to reinstate mask mandate

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A spokesperson for Northwest Allen County Schools confirms with Fort Wayne's NBC News, the NACS School Board has voted to reinstate the district's mask mandate.

The mandate will be in effect from September 1 through October 14.

The decision was made during a board meeting Monday night.

The vote was 3-2 in favor of reinstating the mask mandate.

The issue of mask mandates has become contentious in recent months with some parents arguing the mandate infringes on their personal freedom. Other parents have argued the mask mandate is essential to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Tom Powell

Tom Powell is the co-anchor of Fort Wayne’s NBC News at 5, 6 and 11 with Linda Jackson. Tom is also the Assistant News Director at Fort Wayne’s NBC.

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