Palm Beach County schools to reopen playgrounds, allow for optional mask use outdoors

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Posted at 10:30 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 23:38:06-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — School leaders in Palm Beach County announced Wednesday their plan to reopen playgrounds and allow for optional mask use while outdoors.

The school board discussed a policy change that would no longer require mask use during outdoor activities.

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Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy said he would like to get a communication sent out to families in the coming days.

"We have to give ourselves a little PR, too," school board member Karen Brill said. "And by putting that out in a communication, that is a positive communication that we are listening, and I think it is the first step."

The school board did not give a date for when the playgrounds will open.