In recent weeks, some school districts in California have already abandoned masquerade orders for students, including Sierra Unified in Fresno County.
Clovis Unified has encouraged the use of a mask, but voted not to impose it anymore.
On Monday, students and staff can choose if they do not want to hide.
Governor Gavin Newsom updated the state guidelines last week. Health leaders say they looked at student vaccination rates, COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalization rates, CDC guidelines and more before deciding to drop the order.
The new rule applies to schools and childcare facilities.
The parents in the Valley reacted with mixed feelings to the governor’s decision.
“People are ready to live their lives and these children, more than anyone else, deserve to be children and be exposed,” said Sarah Gray.
“I do not mind because the percentage of children being vaccinated at the moment is low,” said Lucy Fuentes.
Masks will no longer be required, regardless of vaccination status.
However, state health leaders unreservedly recommend masks for unvaccinated people in most indoor environments.
At present, masks will still be required in high-transmission areas, such as buses, hospitals, homeless shelters, and long-term care facilities.
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