At a Monday night meeting, the Cabarrus County Board of Education decided they’d make masks optional when three metrics are met. First, the percent-positive rate has to be less than eight percent. As of right now, it sits at 8.81 percent. Second, positive cases must be fewer than 547. That’s about half of what it is now, and third, hospitalizations must fall below 36. Right now, 91 people in the county are in the hospital battling COVID-19.