Brevard School Board Approves Temporary Mandatory Face Mask Policy
Viera, FL – The Brevard School Board voted 3-2 to implement an emergency policy of making face masks mandatory on school board property, including schools and school buses. Today’s decision goes into effect immediately.
Each Pre-K-12 student, employee, visitor, vendor, or other person is required to wear a face covering at all times while indoors on school district property.
A child younger than two years old and a person with a medical certification are not required to have a face covering. Medical Certification: A face covering shall not be required for persons who present school district staff with a certification from a licensed health care provider that the person has a medical, physical, or psychological contraindication that prevents the person from being able to safely wear a face covering.
Other times a face covering is not required: students with supervisor’s approval, eating and drinking, strenuous physical activity, receiving health care, exigent circumstances.
A face covering IS NOT needed if a student or adult is outside.
The mask mandate will reduce quarantines of students and staff, based on CDC guidelines.
This Emergency Policy is effective immediately and will remain in effect for up to 30 days. A five-day grace period may be extended to those who need to obtain exemption documentation.