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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 10:41 PM

As COVID-19 cases among kids rise, Palm Beach County public schools mandates masks

Source: Miami Herald

Students and faculty will begin the year masked up in Palm Beach County public schools after The School District of Palm Beach County announced a shift in policy on facial covering.

In an open letter posted on the district’s website, superintendent Michael Burke said, “I am requiring facial coverings inside schools and on buses for all students attending Palm Beach County District-operated schools, unless the student’s parent/guardian chooses to opt-out of this requirement.”

To opt-out, a parent has to send a signed note telling the child’s first period teacher.

No such option is being given for staff, who will be required to wear a facial covering indoors and on buses.



Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article253343873.html

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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 10:43 PM

1. Will DeSantis send in the NG/State police to enforce his stupid edict?

Stay tuned,

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Sun Aug 8, 2021, 12:28 AM

2. Meaningless because, "To opt-out, a parent has to send a signed note."

Instead, they should require a negative Covid test no more than 72 hours old to opt out.

Better yet, require that everyone mask up and exempt only those that either provide proof of vaccination or provide a negative Covid test no more than 72 hours old. That sidesteps all the MAGA/GOP nonsense and any possible legal action.

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