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Update: September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021

Dear CFSD Community,

Today Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper found that HB2898, Section 12, banning COVID-19 mitigation measures in public schools, is void. The law, which would have prohibited school districts from requiring masks, was scheduled to go into effect on September 29. The decision found that this law violated Article 4 of Arizona’s Constitution, which says that legislation can only focus on one subject and that the subject must be properly addressed in the title of the act. Therefore, school districts remain able to make their own decisions regarding mask mandates for staff and students.

We are continuing to require that staff and students wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. There are good reasons to wear a mask:

 Studies show that masks help avoid outbreaks in schools. A September 24 CDC report comparing K–12 schools in Arizona finds that schools that don’t require masks are 3.5 times more likely to have an outbreak than schools that do. An outbreak risks closing a classroom or a school. 

 Unvaccinated students risk missing fewer school days if they wear a mask. When an unvaccinated student wears a mask, they reduce their chance of quarantining. In K-12 schools, students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period do not need to quarantine if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.

Our national, state, and local public health agencies advise anyone inside a school to wear a mask. CDC recommends universal indoor masking in K–12 schools as part of a broad prevention strategy that includes vaccinating all eligible people.

We are focused on keeping our schools open and our community healthy.  Thank you for working with us to achieve these twin goals.

Sincerely,

Catalina Foothills School District

 

 

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