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San Diego Unified to Require Masks Indoors Through End of Summer School

A teacher adjusts a mask to one of her students at Lafayette Elementary School in Clairemont on the first day back to school.
A teacher adjusts a mask to one of her students at Lafayette Elementary School in Clairemont. File photo by Chris Stone

The San Diego Unified School District said Friday that students and staff must wear masks indoors until the end of summer school because San Diego County is now in the CDC’s “high” risk category for COVID.

The area he told parents in May that coverage would be required if infections reached that level, and that’s what happened on Thursday with hospitalizations of more than 10 per 100,000 population.

“Starting Monday, July 18, an indoor mask will be required in all schools and district offices. This includes covering indoor spaces in any level-raising facility,” according to s COVID Policy Update on the district website.

“We will continue to monitor the community level of COVID-19 according to CDC and county data and will update if there are any changes in two weeks,” the district said.

If the hospitalization rate does not decrease before school starts on August 29, masks could continue to be required indoors.

The recent increase in infections across the country is due to the new BA.4 and BA.5 virus subvariants.

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