LAUSD To Lift Indoor Mask Mandate Starting This Week


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LAUSD officials announced starting this Wednesday, March 23rd the indoor mask mandate will be lifted. Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho says

“I strongly support ending the indoor mask requirement and am committed to continuing to uphold our science-based approach to COVID-19 safety and protocols, and I want to personally thank our students, employees and families for their support and patience.We know some in our school communities and offices will continue to wear masks, while others may not. Please consider your situation and do what is best for you or your child.”

According to LA Times the district has also agreed to:

  • Maintain a supply of high-grade masks and provide them to employees upon request
  • “Strongly encourage” indoor masking “at every school and worksite through ongoing communications”
  • Maintain a public COVID-19 dashboard with information about infections, which could be used to discuss “the potential need for changes” to safety practices

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