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Mask up!
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It's as easy as 3, 4, 5. Warren County Pioneer football seniors Clay Thompson, Kason Holder and Ryland Holder (left to right) model the correct wearing of face coverings as a simple but effective defense against the spread of Covid-19.

The Southern Standard is teaming up with Warren County schools to keep the ‘Mask up!’ message in front of the community.

Each week this newspaper will spotlight student athletes demonstrating the proper wearing of face masks to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus responsible for Covid 19, said Standard publisher Patricia Zechman.

“Other than those enrolled in the system’s Virtual Instruction Program, our students will be going back to on-campus classes Monday through Thursday starting Oct. 12,” the veteran newspaperwoman noted.  “With more people studying in enclosed spaces, it will be critical that everyone make it a habit to wear masks.   Next to complete social distancing, it’s the best thing we can do to slow the spread of Covid.

“Our hope of keeping schools open through the pandemic rests on the community’s willingness to do what is necessary to slam the door shut on the virus,” she stressed.   “It’s up to all of us, not just the students, to keep ourselves out of the pipeline of contagion one to another.”

Zechman complimented Director of Schools Grant Swallows, Athletic Director Todd Willmore and WCHS Executive Principal  Clark George for their work in arranging the series of Standard photos of mask-wearing athletes in all the sports programs.

The picture caravan debuts with WCHS Pioneer football players Clay Thompson, Kason Holder and Ryland Holder.