Hamilton County, TN – According to the statement, the district has announced that masks will be required for staff and students.

Starting today, all Hamilton County Schools’ staff will be required to wear a face covering while inside buildings and on school buses.”

Starting Aug. 16th, face coverings will be required for all students while inside buildings.

The officials have reported that parents will be able to fill out an “opt-out” form allowing their kids to be exempt from masking up.

This story will be updated as new information become available.