It's hard to believe, but we're now just about a month away from school being back in session. And with COVID cases and the delta variant surging nationwide, there has been a lot of discussion about how exactly that's going to work.

For Missoula County Public Schools, they've mostly developed their plans for this second year of pandemic-impacted education, with the exception of one thing: what is their mask policy going to be?

Multiple organizations like the Center For Disease Control and the State Office of Public Instruction have offered their advice on whether or not masks should be required, and the hope is to have a mask policy thought out for MCPS that will be considered next week.

Outside of masks, it seems like social distancing will still be in place, but schools will ease up on some of the extensive cleaning and even allow some limited visitation on school grounds starting in the fall.

We've posed the question before about whether Missoula would go back to implementing a mask mandate - the county is already encouraging people to wear masks if they aren't already. Some areas in the country, like Los Angeles, have returned to wearing masks, while New York City just became the first city in the country to require vaccination for all indoor activities.

Do you think Missoula County Public Schools should implement a mask-wearing policy during school hours?

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