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Over 8,000 students in Florida school district isolated or quarantined a week into school year

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2021
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Just a week into the school year, some 8,400 students in and 307 employees of the Hillsborough County Public Schools district in Florida have been isolated or quarantined as districts across the state grapple with COVID-19.

Hillsborough is the seventh-largest school district in the U.S., with more than 213,000 students.

In total, there were 1,695 COVID-19 cases among students and staff, according to the Tampa-area district's COVID-19 dashboard.

The district is requiring masks for students, but parents can opt-out their children. To date, at least 28,000 parents have opted out, district officials...

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