Broward School District retreats on Maskman Date after Desantis says it will cut funds


Broward County Public School returned to its Maskmandate on Monday, saying the district would follow the governor’s executive order to prevent the school from demanding a face cover.

“The Broward County Public School will follow the governor’s latest executive order,” the district said in a statement Monday afternoon.

Last Wednesday, the 9-member Broward School Board Unanimously vote The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demands masks from all students, teachers, staff, and visitors of the school after everyone says on the same day Students, teachers, staff and visitors must wear masks within the school from kindergarten to high school, Whether vaccinated or not. Broward Public School starts on August 18th.

The school board and CDC decisions came as highly infectious COVID-19 delta variant Florida accounts for more than one in five new COVID cases in the United States and continues to spread rapidly across the country.On Saturday, Florida reported The 21,683 new COVID cases to the CDC on Friday, July 30 are the largest surge in a day of new cases since the pandemic began 18 months ago.

On the same day that Florida has the highest number of new COVID cases, Governor Ron DeSantis Issued an executive order This allows the state board of education to refrain from funding districts in the state that forced students to wear masks when they returned to school. DeSantis said he wanted parents to be able to decide whether to have their children wear masks.

Immediately after the order was issued on Friday, Anna Fusco, chairman of the Broward Teachers Union, said in a statement, “I was very disappointed that Governor DeSantis chose not to follow the CDC guidelines for infectious diseases as much as chickenpox. It’s easier to get infected than broward or cold. “

She couldn’t comment on Monday.

The Broward school district said it would encourage students and teachers to vaccinate, although the school’s position on masks was reversed. Children over the age of 12 are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. NS Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are for ages 18 and up.

“Safety remains our number one priority,” the district said in a statement. “The school district recommends that all qualified students and staff be vaccinated and strongly recommends that everyone in the school wear a mask.”

The district also said it would strive to adhere to the guidelines of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including frequent school cleaning and disinfection, physical distance, hand washing, and staying at home in case of illness.

“The district continues to work with local health organizations to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 and its variants,” he said.