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Brevard School Board Approves Temporary Mandatory Face Mask Policy

BPS News Release

Media Contact: Russell Bruhn

August 30, 2021


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.


Important Information:

  • 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.