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All adults required to wear masks inside public schools beginning tomorrow

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BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Alachua County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carlee Simon sent a memo to district employees today, letting them know that all employees, vendors, volunteers, and other visitors will be required to wear masks inside all schools and district facilities beginning tomorrow, August 3. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. The mask requirement will remain in place through September 17.

The memo says the district is working on an agreement with ACEA, the teachers’ union, to offer $100 to all employees who are currently vaccinated and those who get their shots by September 17.

Employees who are fully vaccinated and have to be out due to COVID, either because they’ve tested positive or have had close contact with someone who has, will be provided paid leave by the district. Employees who are not fully vaccinated must use their own leave time.

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