The White Mountains Regional School District is poised to ease masking restrictions for its youngest student

The White Mountains Regional School District is poised to ease masking restrictions for its youngest student. A subcommittee on Wednesday recommended that Lancaster and Whitefield Elementary adopt the same three-tier, color-coded masking system used at the high school. Under that system, masks are required during periods of high COVID-19 transmission, defined as more than 100 cases per 100,000 in Coos County (or 9 or more cases in WMRSD communities). They are optional otherwise. The school board will consider the recommendation at its next meeting on Feb. 24.