Masks to be mandated in K-12 schools this year
Last updated 7/29/2021 at 2:27pm
Students and staff in local schools will continue to be masked in schools this year. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state would be following CDC recommendations and requiring masks among all staff and students in K-12 schools this year, regardless of vaccination status.
The announcement came as Inslee also recommended, but didn't mandate, mask-wearing indoors in areas where COVID-19 is once again surging.
Since June 30, school staff members hadn't been required to wear masks in settings such as school board meetings if they were fully vaccinated, but were still mask-mandated if not.