The Albia Community School Board voted unanimously at a special 20-minute board meeting Monday to make the wearing of masks optional at school.
The new policy took effect on Tuesday (today).
The board had already voted to lift the mask mandate for Senior Night this Friday and commencement exercises on Saturday.
Because of the large crowds on Friday and Saturday, the district is still recommending visitors wear masks. But it is not mandated.
Both events, Friday and Saturday, will be held in the A Gym. Rain is in the forecast throughout the week. The A Gym is air conditioned.
There are no limits to the size of the crowd.