Brevard school leaders vote to extend mask mandate 30 days

BREVARD COUNTY , Fla. — In a 3-2 vote, Brevard school leaders voted to extend its current mask policy for 30 days.


Read: Brevard County School Board opts to keep mask mandate for now

Citing the continuing decline in COVID-19 cases, the district voted to amend the emergency policy.

READ: ‘A major crisis’: Brevard County school board sends letter to DOE regarding mask mandate

Under the current policy, the district requires masks for grades Pre-K through sixth grade with a provision for parents to opt out.

The district also says it will strongly encourage masks for grades seventh through 12th and adults.

READ: Brevard Public Schools face tight deadline to show state its mask mandate is in compliance

Parents can have their children opt out of the policy as long as they provide a note.

This new policy will expire on Nov. 29.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.