McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Students leave the Upper Campus after school on Friday, some donning masks and some without. Masks have been optional at MCHS since the beginning of February when a state judge upheld a restraining order against Governor JB Pritzkers mask mandate in schools.

Masks‌ ‌no‌ ‌longer‌ ‌required‌ ‌in‌ ‌most‌ ‌public‌ ‌places‌ ‌in‌ ‌Illinois‌

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 28, 2022

As of February 28, masks will not be required in most Illinois indoor locations following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to lift the mask mandate. COVID-19 positivity rates in Chicago are now at...

For some reason, there is debate about mask wearing in the United States, but the science is clear (even if it hasn’t always been consistent): wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Opinion: Wearing your mask is the right thing to do

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

COVID-19 has been a very large obstacle in people’s lives worldwide and has caused division due to beliefs in the virus itself — especially the ways to prevent the virus. Though it is also encouraged...

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