April 18, 2024



California is diverging from the CDC on masks in schools


The California Department of Public Health said Friday children will be required to wear masks in school despite the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releasing new guidelines saying face coverings aren’t necessary if certain precautions are taken. 

This isn’t the first time the state hasn’t aligned directly with the federal government. When the CDC relaxed its masking guidelines in May to allow vaccinated individuals to generally skip masking in most situations, the Golden State waited a month to adopt the guidelines.