HomeEducationSchool board votes to require masks on students for first 2 weeks of school
School board votes to require masks on students for first 2 weeks of school
August 3, 2021
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
At tonight’s Alachua County School Board meeting, the board voted unanimously to require masks on students for the first two weeks of school. They will meet on August 17, discuss the situation in the county, and decide whether to extend the mandate.
A press release from Alachua County Public Schools stated, “Several local doctors reported some disturbing developments at tonight’s meeting, including the fact that at times emergency services such as ambulances have not been available locally because of the number of COVID cases.”
However, Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) Chief Harold Theus spoke to the Alachua County Commission this afternoon and raised no alarms about ambulance services. He said that ACFR has temporarily stopped transporting step-down patients to other counties and that the hospitals are confident they can manage their capacities.
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