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Sacramento City Unified to lift its COVID-19 mask mandate

Nearly two months after California eased its restrictions on COVID-19 by removing its indoor mask mandate, the Sacramento Unified School District decided to follow suit. Instead of requiring masks, the school district said in a statement that it would recommend the mask unreservedly, starting April 18, citing a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing Sacramento County had low COVID-19 transmission levels for four consecutive years. weeks. The school district said at a meeting on March 8 that it would wait for four consecutive weeks of low transmission levels before changing from the required mask policy to a recommended one. The California Department of Public Health on March 12 issued instructions across the state to move away from requiring masks to be recommended. However, the school district supported its own individual mandate. As the school district announced its removal from the required coverage, it also sent children free COVID-19 tests for students. Some have already received their kits on Thursday, but the distribution continues until Friday. SCUSD said sending home tests the last time they went on holiday helped prevent more than 500 COVID-19-positive students and staff from returning to school after the winter break, when the Omicron variant was out of control. SCUSD schools will be closed for the spring break from April 11-15. Principal Jorge Aguilar, in the announcement, said the school district will continue to buy and provide masks to those who want to continue wearing them.

Nearly two months after California eased its restrictions on COVID-19 by removing its indoor mask mandate, the Unified School District of Sacramento City decided to follow suit.

Instead of requiring masks, the school district said in a statement that it would unreservedly recommend coverage from April 18, citing a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing Sacramento County had low COVID-19 transmission levels for four weeks in a row. The school district said at a meeting on March 8 that it would wait for four consecutive weeks of low transmission levels before changing from the required mask policy to a recommended one.

The California Department of Public Health on March 12 issued state-wide instructions to remove the mask requirement in their recommendation. However, the school district supported its own individual mandate.

As the school district announced its removal from compulsory coverage, it also sent children free COVID-19 tests for students. Some have already received their kits on Thursday, but the distribution continues until Friday. SCUSD said sending home tests the last time a vacation break helped prevent more than 500 COVID-19 positive students and staff from returning to school after the winter break, when the Omicron variant was unbridled.

SCUSD schools will be closed for the spring break from April 11-15.

Curator Jorge Aguilar, in the announcement, said that the school district will continue to buy and provide masks to those who want to continue wearing them.

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