Seminole County Schools extends mask mandate

Change will lift time limits on rules

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Students in Seminole County will have to follow the district’s mask mandate for a little longer.

The school board voted Tuesday to extend the mandate indefinitely so that if Florida’s state of emergency expires, the mandate will still remain in effect.

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The mandate, which requires anyone on school property to wear a face covering, was originally put in place for 90 days in August.

However, the school board approved a change that removes the time limit for the mandate.


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