Beshear slams school leaders that refuse to require masks

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor has berated local school leaders for refusing to extend mask requirements, accusing them of endangering children at a time the coronavirus is raging. While more than 80% of Kentucky school districts have decided to continue requiring mask in schools, at least two school systems chose to make facial coverings optional in schools. Beshear warned about potential liability issues for school districts that ignore medical experts and refuse to require masks in schools. Kentucky has become a national virus hotspot with one of the highest rates of new cases of COVID-19. School-age children have been contracting the virus at a higher rate than any other age group in Kentucky.