Mask Guidance Divides Parents Heading Into New School YearWith U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate.
'We Have To Protect People,' Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Hopes Businesses Will Follow CDC Mask RecommendationsMiami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced Wednesday that masks are now required to be worn inside county-owned buildings, on Thursday she said her hope is for businesses to follow suit.
Broward County School Board Votes Unanimously To Make Mask Use Mandatory For Start Of School YearThe Broward County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make the use of masks mandatory for the start of the school year.
Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'So, will Miami-Dade students be wearing masks when they go back to class in August? On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the school district is carefully monitoring the latest developments concerning COVID-19.
CDC Recommends Face Masks For Fully Vaccinated People Again In Some Indoor SettingsThe Centers for Disease Control announced on Tuesday that fully vaccinated people in communities with substantial or high COVID transmission should once again wear face masks in some indoor public settings.
Issue Of Face Masks For Florida Students Drawing National AttentionAs the Broward school system strongly recommends that students wear face masks when school resumes next month, the issue is drawing national attention in part because of an exchange on Thursday that involved Florida’s Governor and the White House Press Secretary.
Divided Florida Appeals Court Targets Mask RequirementPointing to privacy rights, a divided state appeals court Friday overturned a circuit judge’s decision last year that allowed Alachua County to keep in place a mask requirement to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Where Does CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance Leave Children Too Young For COVID Vaccine?The latest mask guidance from the CDC has been a mixed bag for millions of families. People who are fully vaccinated can take off their masks in most places, but where does that leave children too young for the vaccine?
CDC Updates Mask Guidance, Vaccinated People Can Go Without In Some Outdoor SituationsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled updated guidelines on Tuesday detailing activities that vaccinated people can safely resume, including attending small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask.
Miami-Dade, Broward To Follow CDC Guidelines Despite Florida Education Boss Asking School Districts To Make Mask Use VoluntaryFlorida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran is focusing on masks.
Florida Appeals Court Weighs Mask MandateAs debates continue to flare across the state about mask mandates, an appeals court Monday took up a battle about the constitutionality of an Alachua County order that requires people to wear masks to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
South Florida Girl Among Winners In National Mask-Design CompetitionEight-year-old Emma from the Aventura City of Excellence School has always been creative, but little did she know her mom Carrie had entered her and her little sister in Vista Prints' "Masks by Me" contest.
Police In Florida Forced To Remove Mask-Refusing Moms From School Board MeetingPolice were forced to remove several moms from a school board meeting Tuesday after they ignored repeated requests to wear masks during a discussion on whether the school district should extend its mandatory mask policy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'We're Not Gonna Take It,' Twisted Sister Singer Dee Snider Tells Group Of Fort Lauderdale Target Anti-Maskers: 'Don't Use Our Song'A group of anti-maskers who went into a Fort Lauderdale Target store blaring the Twisted Sister's hit song “We're Not Gonna Take It," while ripping off their masks, heard from the band's singer Dee Snider.
South Florida Walmart Shopper Pulls Gun On Man In Dispute Over MaskAn apparent confrontation over masks at a South Florida Walmart led to one unmasked man pulling a gun on a masked shopper, police said.