Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has made it official: no more mask mandates in school for children. Parents will be able to decide if their children should wear one or not. The decision comes after a judge “ruled last week that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to allow parents to opt out of strict mandates,” Fox News reports.
But Carvalho insists the decision is due to the dropping COVID cases across the county.
“On the basis of current health conditions, which are dramatically improved, effective tomorrow parents can access the parent opt-out form from any elementary or K-8 school in Miami-Dade,” Carvalho said at a news conference, saying children can stop wearing masks by Friday.
There are more than 350,000 students in Miami-Dade County.