Orange County schools mask mandate goes into effect Monday

A mask mandate at Orange County Public Schools goes into effect Monday.

Students can only opt-out for medical reasons with a doctor's note. The district says it's aware of social media posts that are circulating concerning Monday's mask mandate.

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The Orange County School District says they are aware of some social media posts talking about students showing up to school on Monday without wearing masks and they have a plan for how to handle it.

School leaders say the face mask policy falls under the student code of conduct’s dress code. 

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Face masks will be required come Monday. There will no longer be an opt-out option with a parent's note. The only exception will be for students that have a documented medical condition with a doctor’s note.

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