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Leon County indoor mask mandate does not apply to schools, school district attorney says

Task Force recommends masks in communal areas, not classrooms
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Posted at 10:52 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 10:54:26-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County's mandatory indoor mask order doesn't apply to the district's schools, according to Leon County Schools' attorney.

During a LCS Reopen Task Force meeting on Thursday, the district's attorney explained that the district will be able to issue its own directives in regards to masks.

Right now, the Task Force is recommending that students wear masks on buses, hallways, cafeteria and other communal areas, not classrooms.

All the recommendations from the Task Force are pending a final recommendation to school board on June 30, who will ultimately make the final decision on the district's reopening plan.

After getting the final report approved by the school board, LCS will publish a final document on July 1 with highlights of the Re-Open Plan.

LCS campuses are set to reopen to students on August 10.