The last 3 school districts in Florida canceled the requirement for students to wear masks
The last three school districts in Florida that require at least some students to wear masks are abandoning the requirement for students to wear masks.
Starting from Friday, primary school students at Miami-Dade School can choose not to wear masks if they get permission from their parents. For high school students and some middle school students, masks are already optional.
In neighbouring Broward County, starting next week, all students will not be able to wear masks. According to the Miami Herald, although the school district strongly encourages students to wear masks, they do not need a parent’s withdrawal form. Masks have become an optional item for high school and technical college students.
According to the “Gainesville Sun” report, in Alachua County, where the University of Florida is located, parents can choose to wear masks if they obtain their consent when students return from winter vacation in early January.
These three school districts are one of eight school districts in Florida, and they have implemented masks regulations in ignorance of the government of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis (Ron DeSantis). The state health department implemented a rule that ordered districts to allow parents to choose whether to let their children wear masks.
The struggle between the school district and the state resulted in stagnant school board wages, withholding of regional funds, and attracted the attention of federal education officials. A judge ruled last week that DeSantis has the right to allow his parents to choose not to wear a mask.
In addition, the Archdiocese of Miami said on Thursday that it would relax the mask regulations for elementary schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Starting from Monday, if students are fully vaccinated, they will be able to choose not to wear a mask. Since the beginning of the school year, high school students and teachers who have been vaccinated can choose to wear masks.