Hillsborough County school district will not be requiring students to wear masks when school resumes August 10 Superintendent, Addison Davis, announced. Davis said, “We would love to make certain that everyone had the appropriate PPE when they come to the classroom, but let’s look at Hillsborough County. When you have 220,000 students, for us to buy single-day, single-use masks for our children, it would cost $9 million a month in order to do so.” Davis continued, “We will encourage our students to wear masks. But one thing we will do as a district is we will purchase a re-usable mask for every one of our employees.”
The school district will be providing re-usable masks for district employees, if they want to wear them.