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All Miami public school students can opt out of wearing masks

 Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho walks with students outside of iPrep Academy on the first day of school
Lynne Sladky
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Miami Herald
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho walks with students outside of iPrep Academy on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Miami.

After more than a year of having their children wear masks in schools, parents of all Miami-Dade County Public School students can opt out of the district’s mask mandate, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced Tuesday afternoon.

Parents can access the opt-out forms starting Wednesday at any school or on the school district’s website, Carvalho said. Full implementation is expected by Friday since students are off from school Thursday for Veterans Day.

The announcement comes a little over a week after the district said parents of high school and middle school students not in K-8 Centers could opt out of the mask mandate by simply filling out a form.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.