Multiple circuit chief judges in South Florida intend to modify their mask mandates on Monday. As a result, they will no longer require those in the courthouse who are vaccinated to wear masks, in response to rising vaccination rates and falling new case positivity rates of the coronavirus.

Among them is Broward Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter. He explained that the new mask mandate—which 10 of the 20 judicial circuits in the Sunshine State have already implemented—is largely symbolic since those on the bench will preside over nearly all of their upcoming hearings on the Zoom platform until the end of the year.