More Florida school districts enact mask mandates amid COVID-19 surge

The Miami-Dade County school district on Wednesday joined Alachua and Broward counties in mandating students wear masks in schools, with exceptions only for medical reasons. Students in the Miami-Dade district, which is the fourth-largest in the country with 334,000 students, are set to begin the school year on Monday.

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho addressed the State Board of Education on Wednesday before the Miami-Dade school board voted to approve a mask requirement amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across Florida.

“Recognizing that a multi-tiered approach to ensure the health and well-being of our students and those going to schools every single day is the least we can do.…