Miami Herald | By MIchelle Marchante | February 14, 2022
Starting Monday, no one will have to wear a mask inside Miami-Dade public schools.
Miami-Dade’s public school district lifted its mask mandate for adults, including teachers, school bus drivers, and parents, inside schools and other district facilities, including district offices and school board meetings. Masks were already optional for students in the classroom. The school district made the announcement during the weekend.
There is still one mask mandate in place: All spectators at school athletic events are required to mask up until further notice, the district told the Miami Herald in an email Monday.
Monday is also the first day of Miami-Dade’s new superintendent José Dotres.
Broward County Public Schools on Monday also scrapped its mask mandate, saying that visitors and vendors will no longer have to wear a face covering to be inside a school or other district facility. In Broward, masks were already optional for students, teachers and other district employees.
Both school districts say they are still encouraging people to mask up.