The Broadcaster asks: Mask or not to mask?

With the lifting of the mask mandate at Hershey High School, the Broadcaster asked staff and students why or why not they chose to mask.

This is the first time in nearly two years that HHS students are able, if they choose, to not wear a mask at school.

Earlier in December 2021, the state Supreme Court of PA ruled to end the statewide mask mandate, letting individual school districts decide whether to require them or not. The DTSD school board has voted to decide to not require, but strongly encourage masks in the district schools. 

Though masks are not required currently, if legal requirements change or if transmission rates exceed 3.5%, DTSD could return to the mask-required learning environment.