VERO BEACH, Fla. — School district officials in Indian River County rolled out a new mask policy for kindergarten through eighth-grade students on Monday.
The new policy is based on a tier system.
Individual schools with 3-4% positive cases among students and staff will require masks with parental opt-out.
Campuses with a 5% or higher rate will only allow for a medical exemption.
Currently, nine of the seventeen K-8 schools are in the orange (3-4%) and red (5% or higher) tiers.
For information on COVID-19 tiered mitigation, click here.