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Los Angeles County adds new mask requirements for schools

Teachers and other school staff in Los Angeles County will be required to wear N95 or other medical-grade masks amid a surge of Covid cases in the region, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the new Covid safety guidelines on Friday. The new rules also require students and staff to wear masks outdoors in crowded areas.

Schools have two weeks after reopening from the holiday break to implement the new requirements, which apply to all public and private schools. Los Angeles Unified reopens Jan. 10. Most other districts in Los Angeles County return today.