Some college, K-12 campuses reinstating mask mandates

Some California universities and school districts are reinstating mask mandates because of the recent surge of Covid-19 cases, according to the Los Angeles Times.

UC Irvine made wearing masks on campus mandatory beginning today because Orange County moved into the “high community transmission” level, according to the school’s website, Everyone on the campus will be required to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. UCLA reinstated its mask mandate during the summer and extended it indefinitely, according to the Los Angeles Times.

University campuses aren’t the only ones to reinstate mask mandates. San Diego Unified students will be required to wear masks again beginning today. District officials announced in May that masking would return if the county once again had a “high level” of Covid infections.

EdSource staff, EdSource, July 18, 2022