- February 24, 2022
Orange County Public Schools announced the extension of the mask requirement for all adults on a school campus.
The announcement, made on Friday, Jan. 28, pertains to all employees, volunteers, visitors and vendors.
Adults must wear a mask while they are on an Orange County campus or inside a school vehicle through February.
Although face masks are currently not required for students, OCPS said they are still "strongly encouraged."
"We still strongly encourage the use of face masks by students,"OCPS said in a statement.
Orange County schools also announced earlier in the week that the district will no longer be able to provide excused absences if parents keep their child home due to concern about COVID-19 cases.
“Additionally, the State has not extended the quarantined code to be used in accommodation of absences in our attendance records, so students should be considered truant for non-attendance. We simply must discontinue the provision,” the district said in a statement.
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