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Pacific Grove school district reinstates indoor masking

Virus Outbreak Masks in Schools
Posted at 9:13 AM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 12:13:18-04

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A small California school district has reinstated an indoor masking mandate due to rising cases of COVID-19.

The Pacific Grove Unified School District at the south end of Monterey Bay announced the requirement Monday. The action came after the Monterey County Health Department reported a seven-day average test positivity rate of 5.2% and a seven-day average of 12.4 cases per 100,000 residents.

Last month, the district’s board set thresholds for indoor masking when the test positivity rate exceeded 5% and the case rate surpassed 10 per 100,000 residents.

The district has about 2,000 K-12 students in five schools.