To mask or not to mask? Here's where school districts in central North Carolina stand

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- As COVID-19 metrics continue to improve, school districts are reassessing their face-mask policies for students, staffers and guests.

Policies vary by school system, so here is a handy list of where counties in the ABC11 viewing area stand.

  • Chatham County Schools - masks are required.
  • Cumberland County Schools - masks are optional
  • Durham Public Schools - masks are required
  • Edgecombe County Schools - masks are required
  • Franklin County Schools - masks are required
  • Granville County Schools - current mask requirement under review
  • Halifax County Schools - masks are required
  • Roanoke Rapids Graded School District - masks are optional starting Feb. 21
  • Weldon City Schools- masks are required
  • Harnett County Schools - masks are optional
  • Hoke County Schools - masks are required
  • Johnston County Schools - masks are optional starting Feb. 21
  • Lee County Schools - masks are required
  • Moore County Schools - masks are optional
  • Nash County Schools - masks are required
  • Northampton County Schools - masks are required
  • Orange County Schools - masks are required
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - masks are required
  • Person County Schools - masks are required
  • Sampson County Schools - masks are optional
  • Clinton City Schools - masks are required
  • Vance County Schools - masks are required
  • Wake County Public School System - masks are required
  • Warren County Schools - masks are required
  • Wayne County - policy varies from school to school
  • Wilson County Schools - masks are required


School districts are required by state law to revisit the masking policy at least once per month.

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