Santa Ana Unified School District
FACE MASK GUIDELINES
The COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vaccination continues to remain the ultimate exit strategy out of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the percentage of Californians fully vaccinated and boosted continues to increase, we continue to have areas of the state where vaccine coverage is low, putting individuals and communities at greater risk for COVID-19.
As of March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for k-12 and childcare settings has terminated. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings.
As part of the Cal/OSHA and CDPH current guidelines, Beginning March 13, 2023, a COVID-19 positive person may end isolation after five days if they feel well, have improving symptoms, and are fever-free for 24 hours, with less emphasis on testing negative. This change aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and takes effect on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Regardless of whether you self-quarantine or not, all persons who are exposed and remain asymptomatic should test within 3–5 days after the last exposure and should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days.
All persons with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine infection status.
Click here to see Superintendent, Jerry Almendarez' letter regarding SAUSD face mask requirements.