School Mask Mandates Ease Starting March 11

SAN DIEGO – The director of Catholic schools for the Diocese of San Diego, John Galvan, issued the following statement on March 10:

“With the continued drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in San Diego and Imperial Counties, state and local health authorities have announced that school mask mandates will end on March 11.

“At the Diocese of San Diego, the decision to require masks will be up to individual school principals and pastors, and depends on local conditions across a vast diocese. Some schools will continue to have a mask requirement, while others will not. If your school hasn’t already communicated its plan, please contact the office at your school for additional information.

“In the meantime, words cannot express how grateful we are to parents and schools for the hard work and cooperation that has been required to keep our students and teachers safe, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.

“May God continue to bless and protect each and every one of you.”