Local school districts say no masks for students, yet

A Student wears a mask at the special drive-up Hamilton High School Graduation Commencement ceremony in May 2020. Local school districts have no plans to return to mandatory masking even though COVID-19 numbers are on the rise. Valley News/Diane Sieker photo
Local school districts throughout the Temecula Valley are not planning on requiring students to mask up for summer school despite Riverside County seeing a slight rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said.Murrieta Unified, Menifee Union, Temecula Valley and Lake Elsinore Unified school districts all said while masks are recommended by California Department of Public Health, students are not required to wear them while in their respective schools.Josué Reyna, communications and community engagement director at Menifee Union School District, said that his district was committed to the safety protocols within its schools designed to keep students safe from the spread of COVID-19.Menifee Union School District“We do acknowledge that masks are strongly recommended by CDPH for all
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