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Martin’s Facial Covering Order Expires; Dozens of Teachers Leave

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The mask ordinance that had required all Martin County residents to wear face coverings where social distancing is not possible has expired.

County officials unanimously passed the order, which was valid for 30 days and was not renewed, on July 7.

As of Aug. 7, Martin County has reported 3,802 coronavirus cases and 92 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.

However, facial coverings are still required for employees working inside grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores and gyms within the county.

That order will not expire unless the state of emergency ends or Martin County officials decide that it is no longer needed.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that dozens of Martin school employees chose to resign or retire last month, just as the school year is set to begin.

Officials with the Martin County School District say 28 employees submitted their resignations during July.

According to our TV news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, several of those employees cited personal concerns about COVID-19 as their reason for leaving.

This Tuesday marks the beginning of the district’s school year, and there will reportedly be more than 21 teacher vacancies.

In addition, the district says that over 400 substitute teachers have decided not to return to the campuses until those vacancies are filled.