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California to Lift Mask Mandates in Schools March 11

Posted by Unknown | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

On February 28, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the governors of Oregon and Washington issued revised guidance on masking in public spaces. Effective March 1, 2022, masks will no longer be required for unvaccinated individuals, but will be strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings.

After March 11, in schools and childcare facilities, masks will not be required but will be strongly recommended. Masks will still be required for everyone in high transmission settings like public transit, emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term care facilities.

With respect to masking at schools and colleges, local and regional or county public health agencies may have more stringent requirements beyond the state guidance. Guidance from these local authorities should be consulted before instituting any change in masking policy.

The updated guidance can be accessed on the Governor's website at:

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