Public schools may soon see changes in masking guidelines
Public schools may soon see changes in masking guidelines

Public schools may soon see changes in masking guidelines

As California prepares for its mandate for indoor mask expires this weekschool environments will still require them, at least for the next few weeks.

State Secretary for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, said during a virtual press conference on Monday that California will reconsider its masking guide for K-12 public schools on February 28th. Changes will not come down to a single indicator, he said, but a composite look at COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and vaccination rates.

An expiration date for masks in schools could be announced on 28 February.

“It will definitely take some time for schools, leaders and public health leaders across the state to prepare, for families to prepare,” Ghaly said. “It’s not a decision that happens over the next day or the next few days, but certainly something that we will share clearly and set a timetable if we see the information that we hope and honestly expect to see it. 28 .. “

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