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Sacramento City Unified could return to masking after winter break

Sacramento City Unified may require face masks indoors if Sacramento County Covid-19 levels are still high when students return from winter break on Jan. 9.

The district’s board policy requires students, staff and visitors to wear face masks if Covid levels are at the high level, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parents will receive an email on Jan. 6 to inform them if masks will be required, according to the district website.

Sacramento City Unified staff working at district facilities during the winter break are required to wear face masks indoors until the county returns to the medium or low level, according to the district.

California withdrew the requirement that schools mandate masking after March 11, but school districts and local county health officers in high-transmission areas can still require it.

Sacramento City Unified officials are asking students and staff to take at-home Covid tests provided by the district before returning to school after the break.