Ind. (WEHT) — Governor Eric Holcomb has amended the requirement for masks to be worn in schools.

In a recent executive order, the mandatory mask order for schools has now been modified to allow students to remove masks in the classroom when they are able to maintain at least 3-6 feet of distance between students.

Teachers must still wear a mask unless they can keep a 6 foot distance from students.

Holcomb said he consulted with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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(This story was originally published on August 3, 2020)