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Pinellas County School Board votes to pass slightly altered mask mandate

Not much has changed, but the new policy would be reviewed every three months.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Pinellas County School Board voted in favor of a new mask policy at its Tuesday morning meeting. 

Students and staff are required to wear masks right now, and school board members voted 4-1 to extend the current mandate. 

The mask policy in place now has an expiration date, and the one board members approved Tuesday does not. Under the new policy, school leaders will review it every three months and see if it needs any changes.

The experts here in Florida and across the world continually tell us there are three simple things you can control amid the pandemic: wearing a mask, keeping your distance from others, and washing your hands.

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