VALLEJO – The Vallejo school district will no longer require students, teachers and other staff members to wear face coverings in most cases starting Monday, district spokeswoman Celina Baguiao confirmed this week.
Masks will still be required during large indoor gatherings like assemblies and meetings.
“Following the decreasing number of COVID cases and hospitalizations in our community, the District feels it is safe not to require masks but understands that some may feel safer while wearing one,” Baguiao said. “Therefore, schools will continue to provide face coverings for those who would like to use them.”
As of March 6, the county had an infection rate of 49 cases over a seven day period, down from 1,100 cases recorded over a seven day period on Jan. 15.
Vallejo required individuals 4 years and older to wear a face covering while inside any buildings open to the general public. These spaces included grocery stories, office buildings, laundromats, and restaurants. Unvaccinated individuals are still required to continue wearing masks in enclosed public spaces under state regulations which are now in effect.