Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Dr. Zel Thomas announced on Oct. 22 that the school would be ending its mask policy for students and staff.

Thomas said in a statement released publicly that the decision was made after discussing the current COVID-19 numbers in the county with health officials.

“We have been advised by physicians and other health officials who encouraged masking that we may life the mask mandate,” Thomas said. “The COVID numbers in Coffee County have drastically dropped in recent weeks to an appropriate level.”

At the end of the school day on Oct. 22 the mask mandate has ended. Beginning Oct. 25, masks will not be required on ECS campus but students and staff are encouraged to continue wearing masks if they choose to.

“We will continue to strive to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff, which means if COVID numbers being to trend up, we will not hesitate to reinstitute the mask mandate,” Thomas said. “I hope it doesn’t come to this, but we are in uncharted waters regarding the pandemic.”

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