Face coverings still required in schools and on campuses

Snohomish School District is continuing to adhere to the state’s requirement that face coverings be worn by all individuals while in our schools and on our campuses.

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and Governor Jay Inslee announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear face coverings or physically distance — whether indoors or outdoors in most circumstances. Governor Inslee also noted that businesses can still require employees and customers to wear face coverings regardless of their vaccination status.

Although face coverings are no longer required in most places in the state for people who are fully vaccinated, state exceptions include schools, hospitals, long-term care homes, medical offices, jails and prisons, and homeless shelters. In addition, a federal order requiring masks on public transportation remains in effect.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.