November 5, 2021
Dear CVUSD Parents and Guardians:
On July 20, 2021, the District shared masking guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for California K-12 schools. In the letter to the community, it was noted that the CDPH would continue to assess conditions regarding COVID-19 and determine no later than November 1, 2021, whether to update or suspend masking requirements.
Chino Valley Unified School District has confirmed that current mitigation strategies will remain unchanged, and the masking guidelines provided to K-12 schools will continue as is.
According to the CDPH’s Safety Measures for K-12 Schools:
K-12 students are required to mask indoors, with exemptions per CDPH face mask guidance. Adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.
Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition, must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it.
In limited situations where a face covering cannot be used for pedagogical or developmental reasons, (e.g., communicating or assisting young children or those with special needs) a face shield with a drape (per CDPH guidelines) can be used instead of a face covering while in the classroom as long as the wearer maintains physical distance from others.
Masks are optional outdoors for all K-12 school settings.
To read the full update provided by the CDPH, please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns related to the mandated CDPH health directives, please contact the CDPH directly at Contact Us (ca.gov).
We appreciate your cooperation and continued support of providing a healthy and safe learning environment where our students can receive in-person instruction. The District will continue to share information with the community as we navigate through the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.