In abrupt turnaround, California to let school districts decide how to enforce mask rules

The complications of managing COVID-era education took a dramatic turn Monday, when state officials issued a rule barring unmasked students from campuses, and then, hours later, rescinded that rule — while keeping in place a mask mandate for all at K-12 schools.

Instead, the latest revision allows local school officials to decide how to deal with students who refuse to wear masks, a spokesman for Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday night.

The statewide policy that prohibited unmasked students from campus had been intended to provide helpful clarity for local educators as they work to provide a safe environment for staff and students. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-12/california-k-12-students-mask-rules?utm_id=33076&sfmc_id=2420175