Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods speaks during a press conference in Ocala, Fla., in 2018. Woods sent an email Tuesday informing the approximately 900 people working in the department that “when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn,” the Ocala Star Banner reports.

OCALA, FL – APRIL 20: Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods speaks during a press conference after a shooting at Forest High School on April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Florida. It was reported that a former student shot a 17-year-old male student in the ankle. The shooter, whose name has not yet been released, is in custody. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)