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Pacific Grove Unified likely to reinstate mask mandate

Pacific Grove Unified School District, on the Monterey Peninsula, is poised to reinstate its mask mandate amid a statewide spike in Covid cases.

After the state ended its school mask mandate in March, the district’s school board approved a policy that would require students and staff to wear masks indoors if the area saw a seven-day test positivity greater than 5% and a seven-day average case rate of more than 10 cases per 100,000 people, the Monterey Herald reported.

As of Tuesday, Monterey County had a seven-day test positivity rate of 4.8%, up 1% from the week prior, according to the California’s Covid-19 dashboard. The seven-day average case rate was 10.2 per 100,000.