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Does Your Child’s School Have a Face Mask Mandate? Here’s the Rundown Ahead of the First Day of School

Photo: Vera Davidova

Central Florida schools are split when it comes to requiring face masks in K-12 classrooms. 

Orange County and Seminole County Public schools have passed opt-out face mask mandates. 

Parents simply need to send a note with their child on the first day of school to opt-out. 

Flagler, Osceola, and Volusia County Public Schools only recommend, but don’t require face masks for students. 

And Brevard County Schools will reconsider its facial covering policy at a school board meeting tomorrow August 10th. 

The CDC has urged all Americans vaccinated and unvaccinated to wear face masks in indoor spaces to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

But the Florida Department of Health ruled on Friday, that families must be allowed to send their children to school without a facial covering and that children who are bullied for their decision to wear or not to wear a mask, can transfer to a private school in the state.

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »