TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Unified School District voted to make masks optional for both students and staff later this month.
Board members voted 4-1 to adopt that change.
It will make masks optional starting March 28, one week after students return from spring break.
District leaders said in Tuesday night's meeting they want one week of buffer between kids returning and rescinding the mask mandate. They say it gives them time to make sure COVID didn't spread over spring break and react if there is a related spike in cases.
The board also voted to resume in-person board meetings starting March 22.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH US ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
- Download our free app for Roku, FireTV, AppleTV, Alexa, and mobile devices.
- Sign up for daily newsletters emailed to you
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Instagram
- Follow us on Twitter