As we prepare to safely reopen our schools, many ask if staff and students will be required to wear masks. The guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), school employees will be required to wear face coverings unless they are exempt. In his press conference on July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom stated that all staff and students in third grade and above must wear masks. Students in TK through second grade are strongly encouraged to wear a mask, but it is not required.
Schools are being required to exclude students from campus if they are not exempt and refuse to wear a mask. Students are encouraged to bring their own masks but if a student doesn't have one, a mask will be provided by the school. If our schools are open and you do not feel comfortable sending your child to school in a mask, please contact your principal to discuss learning options for your child.
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in English (Nevada County Public Health
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in Spanish (Nevada County Public Health)
Guidance from CDPH for the use of face coverings
Can Masks Save Us From More Lockdowns? Here's What The Science Says (From NPR, July 23, 2020)