New state law changes district mask policy

Nov. 18, 2021 – Effective immediately, Duval County Public Schools is suspending its requirement for parents to opt their children out of wearing a face covering in school settings.

The district’s action follows the requirements of a new law recently passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by the Governor during the recent special legislative session.

The wearing of a face covering in all school settings, including school bus transportation, is now fully optional without any further process or requirement.