Following guidance from public health authorities, masks will no longer be required, but strongly recommended, indoors at Pasadena Unified schools and childcare sites starting Monday, March 14, 2022.
By News Desk
The relaxed rules come in response to declining COVID-19 cases, fewer hospitalizations, and increasing vaccination rates.
The PUSD team presented and discussed changes at the PUSD Board of Education meeting on March 11. In a message to the community, Superintendent Brian McDonald stated:
While we’re lifting the mask mandate in PUSD, we must remain vigilant as new variants of the virus develop. If conditions change, it is possible that the mask mandate could be reinstated, so we must keep masks within easy reach.
PUSD Vaccine Clinics are held every Monday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the PUSD Education Center (351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena). To register, visit myturn.ca.gov.
Masks are not required but still strongly recommended in many cases.
Masks are still required in the following circumstances:
- Exposed students, identified as close contacts, must wear masks for 10 days after exposure.
- Exposed students, who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, must wear masks upon returning to school from quarantine from Day 6 through Day 10.
- Students and staff members on a bus or other PUSD transportation must wear masks at all times.
- Students and staff on a field trip at a public facility must wear masks while indoors.
- Students, staff, and community members at a PUSD testing or vaccination clinic must wear masks.
- Masks are required in the school Health Offices and the PUSD Primary Clinic as these offices provide health care.
PUSD Student Quarantine protocols remain the same at this time. They may also be changing since revised State TK-12 guidance was recently published and the district anticipates similar revisions to county and local guidance.
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