Palm Beach County schools will reopen playgrounds, end mask use outdoors
Palm Beach County public schools will reopen their playgrounds this week and make clear to administrators that children exercising outside no longer have to wear facial coverings, district officials decided.
Pressured by school board members, Schools Superintendent Donald Fennoy agreed at a board meeting to lift a ban on using playground equipment and clarify that students no longer need to wear masks while exercising outdoors.
The move comes as board members receive a barrage of requests from parents to loosen mask requirements and state officials act to limit local governments’ ability to require them.
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