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April 15, 2022 - COVID Update: Indoor Masking Policies

April 15, 2022

Indoor masking at all OUSD schools and facilities will continue to be required through Sunday, April 24, 2022. Starting Monday, April 25, indoor masking will be strongly recommended in OUSD, consistent with guidance from the California Department of Public Health.

As you know, OUSD has kept the indoor mask requirement in place to be sure we didn’t see a major surge coming out of spring break. Fortunately, the numbers within OUSD and countywide have stayed relatively low following spring break. However, there is always the possibility that we would need to revert to requiring indoor masks if we receive new guidance from public health officials.

Additionally, we need to be clear that COVID is still very present in our community, even while transmission rates and hospitalizations are lower than earlier this year. We strongly urge all students and staff to continue to mask indoors. In some cases, masking may still be required, including, for example, following a positive case diagnosis. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to offer COVID testing and vaccines at our schools. You can find testing and vaccine information and locations here.

We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as eligible, and to submit your vaccination cards to OUSD. To submit your student’s vaccination card, please email it to vaccinestatus_student@ousd.org.