WATCH: School Board for Brevard Public Schools Votes 3-2 to Keep Face-Covering Policy

By  //  October 5, 2021

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ABOVE VIDEO: The meeting will discuss the Department of Health’s recent COVID-19 Emergency Rule and face coverings, according to Brevard Public Schools.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The BPS School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to keep the current emergency face-covering policy in place through October 29.

BPS Chairwoman Misty Belford (District 1), Cheryl McDougall (District 2) and Jennifer Jenkins (District 3) voted in favor to keep the mask policy in place.

BPS released the following statement on Tuesday.

“If the county reaches 50 COVID-19 cases or lower per 100,000 people, the Superintendent shall implement a parental opt-out. BPS staff would continue to be required to wear a face mask unless social distancing of at least six feet is maintained.

If COVID-19 cases would go back above 50 per 100,000, the School Board would need to act before the parental opt-out would be eliminated.

The cases per 100,000 are reported each Friday by the Florida Department of Health.

The weekly COVID-19 report can be found here.

The current emergency mask mandate, which has a medical opt-out, runs through October 29.”