JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County School District, one of the largest school districts in Florida, has approved the use of protective barriers to help separate students during the upcoming school year.
According to First Coast News in Jacksonville, the school board unanimously approved the decision on Tuesday.
The barriers are meant to help encourage social distancing in situations where it would otherwise be impossible to separate students by 6-feet.
The idea is that the barriers will allow students to take masks off their faces while they are at their desks.
They will go up in elementary schools first. The county has more than 100 elementary schools.
The total cost to the district will be approximately $4 million.