Duval Faculties updates mask plan for unvaccinated pupils

Dad Brandon Wilson (from left) walks with his children Braelynn, 6, and Braedy, 8, to Beauclerc Elementary School on the first day of classes for Duval County Public Schools last school year.

Less than a few months out from the initially day of faculty in Jacksonville, Duval County General public Educational institutions is revising its facial area mask coverage for the 2021-22 college 12 months. 

On Wednesday, the district declared it would improve its mask coverage from “optional” to “strongly recommended” for learners who are unvaccinated. The change comes as the Metropolis of Jacksonville continues to push back again Florida’s most current COVID-19 surge. Still, the masks are not obligatory. 

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At first, facial area masks have been downgraded in Duval County Community Educational institutions from “necessary” to “voluntary” at secondary schools and “strongly inspired, but voluntary” at elementary universities, since elementary-aged college students usually are not outdated enough to be qualified for COVID-19 vaccines still.