GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) -Pitt County Board of Education has decided that they will not make a decision on mask mandates until their next Board Work Session on August 16.

During the meeting board officials presented their findings from a survey that was sent out to parents and staff regarding mask requirements.

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PCS officials said they will request Dr. John Silvernail, Pitt County Health Director to be present during the next meeting in two weeks in order to help provide his input on what will be the best decision moving forward regarding mask requirements.

The results of the survey showed approximately 60% of those who responded thought wearing a mask should be optional,

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The school board also presented findings on a survey sent out to staff and parents about mask requirements. The results showed about 40% believe wearing a mask should be required in schools and 60% of respondents thought wearing a mask should be optional.

According to the Pitt County Health Department, approximately 80% of PCS staff are vaccinated.

No further information was released at this time.