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Pasco Schools Employees, Visitors Must Wear Face Masks

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The decision came after Pasco County announced it would require face masks in indoor businesses and county government buildings. The county order did not apply to schools.

PASCO COUNTY – Superintendent Kurt Browning announced Tuesday (June 23) that the Pasco County school system will require employees and visitors to wear face masks or other face coverings.

Browning’s order, which took effect immediately, came after the county’s emergency policy group announced that masks or face coverings will be required in all places of business and Pasco government offices. That order did not apply to schools.Browning’s order applies to anyone visiting one of the district’s schools or work sites that are open to the public.

The county order and the school district’s directive will remain in place indefinitely and both are subject to change as circumstances change.

The requirement has no immediate impact on the school district’s plans for reopening schools in August. The district recognizes that the pandemic situation remains fluid. In addition to two virtual learning options, the district is offering families an option – referred to as the traditional option – which involves a return to campus and classrooms in person with safeguards in place. If additional safeguards are necessary at that time, the district will take appropriate action.

For information on the Pasco Schools’ reopening plan go to the district web page at pasco.k12.fl.us/reopening.

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