Florida Education Chief: Masks Should Be Optional Next School YearEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is asking public school districts across the state to drop mask mandates for the upcoming school year, saying that it has no impact whether or not students and teachers wear masks on campus. “We ask that districts, which currently are implementing a mandated face-covering policy, revise their policy to be voluntary for the 2021-2022 school year,” Corcoran wrote in an April 14 letter sent to district superintendents. In Florida, the decision on mask mandates during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic are made by individual school district boards. Neither Corcoran nor Gov. Ron DeSantis has ever ordered that masks to be worn in school settings. The districts’ mask mandates “do not impact the spread of the virus,” Corcoran wrote, citing a review of policies of those districts where masks are mandatory, the percentage of students learning in-person in those districts, and relevant health data. …Read More

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