Superintendent Hanna announced Monday that masks will be required for all students Pre-K – 8th grade. Students can opt-out with a medical exemption approved by a physician or psychologists.
Hanna noted that the mask requirement is for indoors only.
Hanna said at the press conference, “in an abundance of caution, this is the absolute right thing to do.”
Hanna said he will reassess his decision before Labor Day.
Hanna said he based his decision to require masks on a discussion with Dr. Tom Truman, who is a pediatrics physician at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Hanna did say that the District, based on a recent Florida Board of Education rule, will offer families who oppose the mask mandate a voucher to attend another school through the Hope Scholarship program.