FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Sunshine State is showing significant progress in the fight against COVID-19. Now, South Florida schools are looking to rework some COVID-19 protocols for classrooms.
The Broward County Public School Board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday. On the agenda, the board plans on discussing face coverings.
Parents gathered outside the school board building to protest children having to wear masks.
“Get these masks off our kids once and for all,” one parent said.
“I’m hoping that my daughter can simply go to school to learn without having to wear a mask,” said parent Elon Gerberg.
Recently, while strongly encouraging the use of masks, the school board approved for high school students to have the option of whether or not they want to wear them.
The mask mandate was kept in place for elementary school students because they were too young to get vaccinated.
On the heels of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention approving Pfizer’s two-dose shot for children ages 5 to 11, that mandate will now be revised.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recently announced high school and middle school students can opt-out of wearing masks.
“I will always be a system informed, not by opinion, but by the expertise of public health officials and medical experts,” Carvalho said.
Carvalho is expected to hold a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.
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