Seminole County school leaders to decide whether to make masks optional for students, staff members

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — School leaders in Seminole County are expected to make a big decision about COVID-19 protocols in classrooms this fall that includes whether masks should be mandatory for students and staff.

A task force recommends making masks optional for students and staff members who are vaccinated.


A final vote is expected at Seminole County Public School headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

A majority of Central Florida school districts have already decided what to do about mask mandates this fall.

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Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Osceola and Volusia counties made masks voluntary.

Orange County Public Schools is still debating ditching masks. A final decision is expected July 13.

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The Seminole County school board meeting is at 5:30 p.m.

Channel 9 will keep you updated on the school district’s decision.

Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.