Masks now optional in Marion County schools as COVID-19 cases continue to decline

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 10:55 PM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) - The Marion County School District is making masks optional due to declining coronavirus cases.

Previously, masks were required for all students unless their parents opted out. Visitors and volunteers are also now allowed on campus.

Elementary schools will be allowed to schedule events that were previously prohibited as well. Nevertheless, the district will continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect the schools.

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