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Florida High votes for mandatory masks

Mandate comes with medical-only opt-out
Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 20:26:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida High School, a public charter school under Florida State University Schools voted Thursday in favor of mandatory masks with medical-only opt-out for all students, staff and visitors.

The Board said it is focusing on keeping students and faculty healthy and keeping the campus open.

As of Wednesday night, there were 18 COVID-positive students and 4 COVID-positive employees.

Board members said their role is to provide policy direction and it’s within the realm of the board to act on mask policies, although they anticipate appeals.

The mandate goes into effect Aug. 30, 2021.