Read It in the Morning Paper: Masks, Walk-Up Vaccines

  • MASKS remain mandatory in Polk Schools through the end of the school year. School Board members disappointed anti-mask protesters Tuesday by agreeing to wait until June to vote on a mask policy so that new Superintendent Frederick Heid can be involved in the discussion. ALSO: Fox 13 News
  • WALK-UP COVID VACCINES are  being offered by the Polk Health Department on Mondays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its Lakeland office, 3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | Learn more
  • TWO NURSING HOMES in Lakeland face negligence lawsuits filed by family members of residents who died from COVID-19. But a new Florida law will make it nearly impossible for them to collect damages, experts say. (Subscribers-only story)