Hillsborough County Schools Changes Mask PolicyThe board voted to remove the medical opt-out requirement, and now all parents have to do is fill out a form saying their child does not have to wear a mask at school.
Sarasota County Schools Changes Mask PolicySarasota Schools suspended its emergency mask policy on Monday, which required everyone to wear masks unless they had a note from a medical professional.
Hillsborough County School Board Passes Stricter Mask Mandate With Opt-Out OptionThe new mandate would require all students and staff to wear masks and a medical opt-out note would be required from a licensed doctor to not participate.
Pasco County Students Return To The ClassroomSuperintendent Kurt Browning says masks this year are strongly recommended, but no matter if students wear masks or not, he’s glad students are back in the classroom and able to get the social interaction they need.
Scholarship Approved To Transfer Students Who Experience COVID-19-Related HarassmentThis school year, parents will be able to transfer their children to another school or district if they don’t want their children to participate in a district’s mask mandate.
Parents Voice Concerns About Mask Policies In Local DistrictsHillsborough County Schools says for now masks are optional, but the district will re-evaluate cases and the policy in a few weeks from now.
Local Businesses Debate Whether Or Not To Require Masks AgainThe Pinellas County Health Department says the COVID-19 positivity rate is up to 14% right now!
CDC Recommends Everyone Wear A Mask In Public PlacesOfficials announced Tuesday afternoon that people who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated need to start wearing masks in public indoor settings again.
Hillsborough County School District Discusses Masks For Next School YearTuesday night, the Hillsborough County School Board held a meeting discussing the district’s mask requirement for next school year.
Tampa Bay School Districts Respond To Governor DeSantis' Executive OrderOn Tuesday, school districts in the area made announcements about whether students will be required to wear masks through the rest of the 2020-'21 school year.
Tampa Bay Doctors React To New CDC GuidelinesThe CDC announced Tuesday that people who are vaccinated are now allowed to participate in most outdoor activities without masks.
Pasco County School District Requires Masks Through Rest Of School YearThe superintendent says he made a mistake when he claimed that the district’s ability to require masks depended on the state's executive order.
Tampa Mayor Suggests People Wear Masks During Super Bowl CelebrationsTampa Mayor, Jane Castor, says she wants the city to celebrate such a big win, but police teams will be out over the next week making sure people are socials distancing and wearing masks.
Doctors and Tampa Police Urge People To Wear Masks During Super BowlLocal law enforcement and doctors are giving a final warning about taking COVID-19 precautions over the weekend, including wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings.
Super Bowl LV To Be Played Feb. 7 To 20 Percent Capacity Crowd, Masks RequiredSuper Bowl LV in Tampa will be at 20 percent seating capacity according to a Twitter post by Adam Schefter.