Florida School Board Mandates Masks Amid Outbreak

More than 10,000 students in Hillsborough County are stuck at home due to the virus.
Posted at 11:44 AM, Aug 19, 2021

We told you yesterday about a county in Florida where thousands of students are isolating or quarantining because of COVID. 

Now the Hillsborough County school board says it will impose a 30-day mask mandate for students and staff.  

Parents there spoke out at a school board meeting. 

"We are surrendering our children to a pandemic of sincere ignorance and conscience stupidity," said one parent.

The board's 5-2 vote to mandate masks came a week after classes started. 

Now the decision could set up a clash with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who says mask mandates are illegal.