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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Face masks will be required all for students and employees in the Hazelwood School District.

The 2021-2022 school year will begin in-person on August 23. The district said they will not offer a hybrid or virtual model as the school year begins; however, the state-run Missouri Course Access Program is a virtual school option families can pursue.

"I was incredibly nervous they were going to go back to virtual. My husband and I both work, so I didn't know how we were going to do it," said parent Amber Stegmann. "So to hear that they're going to go back full-time in person with masks, I'm happy."

The district will require masking for everyone regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. The district said around 600 employees and 250 students have been fully vaccinated as part of the Help Hazelwood Get Healthy campaign.

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