Classroom mask mandates nixed!

As of January 30th, the Korean government has relaxed mandatory masking regulations, limiting them to places like subway trains, airplanes, hospitals and similarly confined public spaces.  Of course, individual businesses may request patrons, and require staff, to mask up. Notably absent from continued mask mandates is public school classrooms.

Ear-to-the-ground sources say that many teachers–and the majority of students–are still wearing masks, but it is expected that as the weather warms up, such compliance will relax.  In English language classrooms, there is an argument that masks should not be worn, at least in certain activities, to demonstrate, and assess the language production of English language learners.  Feel free to discuss this issue in the forum here!

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