School Board votes to implement mask mandate with medical opt-out

Aug. 24, 2021 – After significant input from medical professionals and community members, the Duval County School Board approved a mask mandate with a medical opt-out on Monday evening during an emergency meeting.

The new emergency mandate will be in effect for a period of 90 days beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7.

It requires all students to wear a mask indoors on all school and district campuses and district-provided transportation unless they have a medical, physical, or psychological exemption from a licensed health care provider.

The district will announce the procedure for the medical opt-out by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Updates will be shared with families on this platform as well as emails, the district’s app, automated calls and social media.

To read the School Board’s full emergency order, click here.