Updated Information on Usage of Facial Coverings

Updated Information on Usage of Facial Coverings
Posted on 05/10/2021
Updated Information on Usage of Facial Coverings

The following guidance regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Orders was issued by the Florida Department of Education to school districts on May 3, 2021. 


Questions have arisen over the impacts of the Executive Orders EO-21-101, which is not effective until July 1, 2021, and EO-21-102, which is effective immediately. 


To clarify, EO-21-102 only impacts city and county governments, and does NOT impact school districts and individual schools.


Moreover, EO-21-101 and EO-21-102 only impacts restrictive COVID-19 orders/ordinances that are adopted through emergency enactment. 


Neither EO-21-101 nor EO-21-102 impact any school district’s policies for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.


After consulting with local and state officials, Flagler Schools is making the following changes to our face-covering protocols.

  • Following the above guidance from FLDOE, the district's current policy requiring face coverings in schools remains in force through Friday, June 5, 2021.
  • Unless there is a significant spike in cases or other safety/health issues, face coverings will be optional on our campuses (indoors and outdoors) for our summer programs. We will continue to work with our medical experts, who review this information regularly. IF THE COURSE OF THIS VIRUS CHANGES, face coverings may again be required.
  • Unless there is a significant spike in cases or other safety/health issues, face coverings will be optional on our campuses (indoors and outdoors) for the 2021-22 school year. We will continue to work with our medical experts, who review this information regularly. IF THE COURSE OF THIS VIRUS CHANGES, face coverings may again be required.

Flagler Schools appreciates the ongoing efforts of our healthcare professionals, the outstanding work of our teachers and staff, and the continued support of our students and families during the pandemic, which has helped limit the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and the community.