Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
First Coast

Masks Required For Employees, Visitors Starting Wed. In St. Johns County Schools

AP21193851109883.jpg
Marcio Jose Sanchez
/
Associated pRESS

St. Johns County school employees and visitors will have to wear a face mask or shield on school property.

District officials said the new policy will start Wednesday, Aug. 25, and remain in effect until September 23,  when it will be reevaluated.

It does not apply to students.

St. Johns County public schools serves 45,643 students and had 5,298 employees at last count.

The district’s coronavirus dashboard for Monday, Aug. 23, showed 236-students and 87-employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.