Students say wearing face masks to school ‘no big deal.’

'I forget it's on my face,' says an eighth-grader. 'It's a small price to pay,' says a senior. 'It's like a collective agreement to keep each other safe.'


National News

August 27, 2021 - 4:05 PM

Students arrive on the first day of school in Boca Raton on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Thrilled to return to school after last year’s quarantine, South Florida’s kids are putting on their masks each morning and forgetting about them for most of the day.

Meanwhile, the adults quarrel: the governor with school boards, anti-mask parents with school officials, pro-mask parents with state officials they have taken to court for saying masks must be optional.

The kids say they don’t understand the commotion.

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