Posted Date: 11/20/2020
State superintendent says she would have implemented Oklahoma schools masking mandate ‘a long time ago’
Joy Hofmeister urges all districts to create mandatory mask policies if state board won't
Oklahoma state schools’ superintendent Joy Hofmeister believes mandating masks in classrooms is key to slowing COVID-19’s spread.
If Oklahomans want to combat the virus, it will take collective action that will have to start with local school leaders. But, those school leaders haven’t applied mask mandates evenly. A State Department of Education survey found that roughly half of the school districts in the state require masks in classrooms.
In an interview with StateImpact education reporter Robby Korth, Hofmeister says that the state is in a dangerous position in its fight with COVID-19.