Hospitalized kids with COVID-19 just hit record high: US Dept. of Health Some 1,900 children in the US have been hospitalized with COVID-19 — a new pandemic record — as state leaders argue over prevention measures. Florida school districts defy Ron DeSantis over mask mandate banFour of the 5 largest school districts in Florida are now defying an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis barring them from imposing strict mask mandates in schools 4 of Florida's 5 largest school districts to require masksFour of the 5 largest school districts in Florida are now defying an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis barring them from imposing strict mask mandates in schools Florida's biggest school districts vote to defy DeSantis on masksHillsborough and MIami-Dade represent more than 600,000 students. Parents Are Losing Their Minds Over Masks in SchoolsSeveral states have low vaccination rates, rampant COVID-19 spread, and no mask mandates in schools. Parents are worried for their kids. ‘A vocal group got its way’: Florida parents condemn schools’ lack of mask mandatesAmid powerful resistance to mandates from Florida’s governor and his supporters, some parents are frustrated that others are ignoring safety protocols As schools reopen, more than 10,000 students and teachers across 14 states are quarantined for covid exposureSchool districts nationwide are sending students and teachers home to quarantine within days of the new school year. Hundreds of students forced to quarantine in Florida county due to COVID-19More than 400 students in Palm Beach County, Fla., were required to quarantine just two days after schools began instruction due to an outbreak of the coronavirus, according to local officials.