June 17, 2021
Hello Elk Grove Unified Students, Families and Staff,
Yesterday afternoon, we received an update on masking guidance related to school settings. Please know that we will follow this guidance in our schools. Previous masking exemptions will still be honored. This new masking guidance applies only to students. We are waiting on further guidance for staff and thank everyone for their patience and compliance.
Masking Guidance Updates
For school and youth settings only: Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings – Effective June 15, 2021
- All students must continue to wear masks INDOORS regardless of vaccination status
- All students do not need to wear a mask OUTDOORS regardless of vaccination status even if they cannot maintain physical distancing. If a student chooses to wear a mask outdoors, please allow them to do so.
- Students who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact (including high-risk contact sports) with other unvaccinated students.
- All staff in school settings and/or youth settings must continue to wear masks INDOORS and OUTDOORS regardless of vaccination status.
- District staff in non-school setting or non-youth setting workplaces must continue to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, unless they are in their own office by themselves.
Note: Further K-12 schools guidance will be forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC and updated regulations for employees from CalOSHA.
The May Parent Newsletter and the What Families Need to Know About Vaccines has been translated into 11 languages and posted to the school webpage.
Community Vaccination Clinics
- Visit MyTurn for more vaccine appointments.
- Kaiser Permanente is offering a free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Bruceville Center Vaccination Station 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Kaiser will also host a COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session on June 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Did You Know? The CA Governor’s Office is offering incentives to boost vaccinations. See the Vax for the Win page for more info.