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ON-2021-08-03 M.A.S.K Up

M.A.S.K Up: Make Alabama Safe for Kids


ON-2021-08-03 M.A.S.K Up

As students head back to school for the 2021-22 academic year, the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) supports our schools in their decision to mandate masks for students based on guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COVID-19 cases in Alabama are continuing to rise with the more contagious Delta variant at the forefront. While we believe having students in school provides the optimal learning experience, we also believe masking is the best way to keep them there while limiting the spread of the virus.


M.A.S.K Up, Alabama! 

We are taking to social media to keep Alabamians informed and #MakeALSafeforKids! As you make important reopening decisions for the 2021-2022 school year, we encourage you to use our social media graphics as part of your school system's efforts to keep the community informed about the importance of doing all we can to keep students safe and healthy.

Download social media graphics for Facebook and Twitter using the following links: 

Facebook graphics

Twitter graphics 


We want to hear from you: Share your video on social media!

AASB wants to hear why you are choosing to mask up and keep kids safe! Record a short video message and share your "why" on social media.

Video Instructions
    1. Find a location that is quiet and well-lit.
    2. Hold your recording device or set it up to record horizontally (in landscape mode).
    3. Share one sentence on why you are choosing to mask up to keep kids safe (ex. “ I mask up because I want to teach my students face-to-face”, " I mask up because I want to attend football games this year!" ) and end your video by putting on your mask.
    4. Post your video on social media using #MakeALSafeforKids #MaskUpAlabama and tag AASB! @AlaSchoolBoards on Twitter and @AlabamaSchoolBoards on Facebook
    5. Also, please e-mail your video to us at



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