MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - Rutherford County School leaders will meet Tuesday evening to discuss implementing a district-wide mask mandate. 

Last week, the district gave students Friday off to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 after several employees tested positive for the virus. 

Rutherford County Schools will be closed on Friday
Rutherford County Schools 'highly recommends' students to bring masks to class

Masks are currently "highly recommended" inside school buildings but are not required. 

If the board chooses to adopt a new mask policy, it could adopt the policy on first reading, according to the meeting agenda. 

Tuesday's board meeting begins at 5 p.m.. 

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