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Palm Beach County Schools Will Require Masks Starting Monday

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel
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Palm Beach County School Board members joined the likes of other South Florida school districts in voting for a mask mandate for their students.

The Palm Beach County School District joined Broward and Miami-Dade in defying Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban against mask mandates.

School board members, after hours Wednesday of heated public comments from residents vehemently opposed to a mask mandate, voted 6-1 to require all students and staff wear masks on school grounds starting Monday.

The mandate will be in place for 90 days, and the policy will allow for some medical exemptions. The school district previously allowed students to opt out if their parent signed a note.

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.