Back to School Ventura County 2021-22

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), recent evidence  indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without a minimum physical  distancing requirement when other mitigation strategies are implemented.

As California schools plan for a complete return to in-person instruction for the 2021-22  school year, universal masking and other Covid-19 mitigation strategies will be prioritized.

Masking in school settings regardless of vaccination status:

  • When indoors, masks are required for students & adults
  • When outdoors, masks are optional for everyone
  • On School Buses, masks are required for everyone

There are mask exemptions for people who: 

Have medical conditions, mental health conditions or disability that could cause a mask to obstruct breathing or who could not remove a mask without assistance; are younger than two years old; or are hearing impaired. People who are exempt must use a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge if their condition permits.