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Masks now optional in Pinellas and Polk county schools

Posted at 10:22 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 09:44:13-04

Two more local school districts have decided face masks will be optional for students and staff.

It starts on June 8 in both Pinellas and Polk County public schools. When the Polk County school board took that vote tonight the room erupted in applause.

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Several other local districts have moved to make masks voluntary next school year including Hillsborough.