Face Covering Exemption Notice


NOTICE-  Face Covering Exemption for those with a documented medical condition or disability:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to protect the health, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and the community, the School Board enacted an emergency rule mandating that all employees, visitors, and students wear a mask or other face covering while on school property, facilities and/or engaged in school activities. Additional information concerning this emergency rule can be found at:  https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/reopening/face_covering_policy

The School Board understands that some students may not be able to tolerate the use of a facial covering due to a medical condition or a disability. The existence of such a medical condition or disability may entitle your child to an exemption from the emergency face covering rule under the ADA, the IDEA, Section 504, or other applicable laws or regulations. To the extent that you wish to seek an exemption to the face covering mandate for your child, please obtain written documentation from their doctor, or other licensed medical provider, that states your child cannot tolerate or utilize a face covering as the direct result of a current medical condition or disability. Please obtain this documentation as soon as possible and provide that documentation to your child’s school on or before August 17, 2020.

Failure to comply with this deadline may result in your child not obtaining a requested exemption and may otherwise interfere with or delay their educational services in the Traditional brick and mortar educational environment. Failure to comply with the face covering requirement without an approved exemption will result in your child being assigned to receive education in the mySchool Online format while the Emergency Face Covering mandate remains in effect.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this matter, please contact sspshelp@pasco.k12.fl.us immediately.