Florida Looks To Cement Rule On Masks, QuarantiningThe Florida Department of Health on Friday proposed a long-term rule to try to prevent school mask mandates and give parents more authority to decide whether children who have been exposed to COVID-19 should be able to attend school.
Florida Board Of Education Votes To Sanction Some School Districts, Including Broward & Miami-Dade, Over Mask PoliciesThe Florida Board of Education has voted unanimously to sanction eight out of 11 school districts, including Broward and Miami-Dade, for not complying to a rule allowing parents or guardians to opt out of making their child wear a mask in school.
Six Florida Districts, Including Miami-Dade & Broward, Challenge Rule On Masks, QuarantinesSix school districts have challenged a revised Florida Department of Health rule that seeks to block student mask requirements and allow parents to decide whether children go to school after being exposed to people with COVID-19.
Miami-Dade Mask Case Dismissed As MootAn appeals court Wednesday dismissed a case filed by the Miami-Dade County School Board that challenged an initial Florida Department of Health rule aimed at preventing schools from requiring students to wear masks.
Broward Schools Votes To Keep Mask, Quarantine Rules In PlaceThe Board of Broward County Public Schools voted 8-1 to keep their mask mandate and current quarantine protocols on Tuesday.
Florida Board Of Education Eyes 11 Districts, Including Miami-Dade, Broward Over Mask PoliciesContinuing to pressure school districts over their handling of COVID-19, the State Board of Education has scheduled a meeting next week to look at whether 11 districts have complied with rules aimed at preventing student mask mandates.
Florida Department Of Health Faces More Mask ChallengesThe Florida Department of Health faces two more challenges over a rule aimed at preventing school mask mandates, with the Miami-Dade County School Board, the NAACP and other parties saying the department did not have a legal basis for the rule.
Hearing Set In Disabled Students Mask Case Involving Florida Governor Ron DeSantisA federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit alleging that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ effort to block school mask mandates has violated laws designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities.
Miami-Dade Students Head Back To Class On Monday With Mask Mandate In PlaceMiami-Dade County Public School students head back to class on Monday, and they will be wearing masks, following Wednesday’s decision by the school board to mandate masks despite threats of severe penalties for defying Gov. Ron DeSantis order, which says parents should decide whether their children wear masks.
Miami-Dade County Schools Issue Mask Mandate, Defying DeSantis OrderThe Miami-Dade County School Board has voted to implement a mask mandate for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, defying an order from Gov. Ron DeSantis that states the decision must be left up to parents.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Stands Firm On Masks For Students: 'It Should Be Up To Parents'At an event near Tampa on Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis said again he believes parents should be able to decide whether they want to send their students to school with masks.
Courts, Voters Only Ones That Can Overturn Gov. Ron DeSantis' Executive DecisionsIn case you are wondering, according to the Florida constitution, Governor Ron DeSantis does have the power to override decisions made by local elected officials.
City Of Miami Employees Required To Wear Masks While At WorkThe City of Miami released a statement Friday that stopped short of mandating vaccines for city employees.
Governor Ron DeSantis Refuses To Back Down On MasksOnce again, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not backing down on masks. He said parents should decide what happens with their children in school, but that's something the US secretary of Education says is not putting students first.
Florida Girl, 12, Takes On School Board, Calls For Mask MandateA 12-year-old Florida girl is taking a stand for her little brother and all children too young to be vaccinated against coronavirus.