Latitude students wait for possible mask mandate lift

Date set for no masks requirements outdoors


Latitude Legacy photo by: Oakley Briskman

Lucija Adams, Legacy reporter

Latitude students are awaiting news on the new mask policies in school. 

Around the Bay Area, mandates in different businesses have slowly been lifted. In more places, masks have become optional for vaccinated people. 

It’s been almost two years since schools closed down, and this is Latitude’s first year back since then. For the school and for students, this means all of this is new and everyone is learning as we go. With new mask mandates being released over the U.S and state, students and faculty have been wondering what Latitude is planning. 

Education for Change Superintendent Larissa Adam, who is in charge of all these changes, said, “EFC will continue to require indoor masking at all schools for the time being.” 

However there will be one change: As of March 21 masks will not be mandated outdoors. On a county level, Covid cases are still at substantial levels. These policies will change when the number of cases decrease, according to Adam. 

So, for students at Latitude, not much is changing right now. Masks are still required indoors and weekly Covid testing will continue.