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San Juan Unified says all students still required to wear masks

Sentinel staff report–
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday that dropped indoor mask-wearing recommendations for those who are fully vaccinated, the San Juan Unified School District clarified that its face covering requirements are still in place.

“State and local health requirements, which San Juan Unified and other school systems are required to follow, have not yet been adjusted to match these new CDC recommendations,” the district said in a May 13 statement on its website and on social media. “Because state and local requirements remain in place and because most individuals on a school campus are not vaccinated, the district’s face covering policy remains in effect and all individuals must wear a mask when on school grounds or in a school building.”

The CDC’s updated guidance says fully vaccinated people “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

The CDC describes “fully vaccinated” as meaning those who have waited two weeks after receiving their second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

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