By Eliot Duke
Dunn Daily Record
Harnett County Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to return to optional mask wearing for students and staff starting Oct. 5.
The vote came after a two-and-a-half-hour long open meeting in which 30 residents signed up to speak on the issue.
Councilmembers Eddie Jaggers, Joey Powell and Don Godfrey voted in favor of the mask-option measure. Councilmembers Jason Lemons and Vivian Bennett voted against it before the board entered into a closed session Monday night.
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