OCPS set to make masks optional for students

Effective Monday, Aug. 2, masks at county schools will be optional for students.

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  • | 3:12 p.m. June 4, 2021
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Orange County Public Schools announced Friday, June 4, that a revision to the OCPS School Board's policy "Disease Prevention; Face Coverings" will make face masks optional effective no later than Monday, Aug. 2.

The news follows an announcement made earlier in the day by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings during his State of the County address that the county would be moving into Phase 3 of its reopening plan — which lifts the local state of emergency and all restrictions put into place to deal with COVID-19.

For students with health concerns or who are not yet vaccinated, the OCPS School Board — under advisement from the Medical Advisory Committee — recommends that parents consult with their doctor for guidance regarding face coverings.

A rule development workshop is scheduled for June 17, with the draft planned to appear before the board for approval at the July 13 Board Meeting, OCPS stated in a press release. Both meetings will include public comment. 


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