By: KDKA-TV News Staff

UPPER ST. CLAIR (KDKA) – Face masks were the topic of discussion at the Upper St. Clair School Board meeting on Wednesday night as kids get closer to returning to the classroom.

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UPMC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Don Yealy, who lives in Upper St. Clair, testified that face masks are one of the best protection against COVID-19 until vaccines become available for children.

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The school board ultimately voted to require face masks to start the year.

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Everyone, students, teachers, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.