PACIFIC PALISADES — College students have been once more donning masks indoors on Wednesday, April 20, at Palisades Constitution Excessive College, the place officers reported a spike in COVID-19 infections amongst college students and employees following spring break.
In line with a message posted on its social media accounts, “testing has revealed that there was a major enhance in constructive COVID-19 assessments in our PCHS group.”
College officers famous that because the positivity charge surpassed 0.5%, it triggered a compulsory reinstatement of mask-wearing necessities indoors, per the colleges labor contract with the lecturers’ union, United Lecturers Los Angeles. The college’s positivity charge is at present 0.7%.
The indoor mask-wearing requirement will stay in impact till no less than April 29. If the speed exceeds 1.5%, masks can be required campus-wide, each indoors and outside.
“All of us hope this by no means turns into obligatory, however needed to remind you all of this chance,” in keeping with the varsity’s message.
In line with the varsity, one other examine of the campus positivity charge can be made on April 29 to find out if the masking requirement could be lifted.
Palisades Constitution Excessive is an impartial constitution secondary college, serving the neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Palisades Highlands, Kenter Canyon and a part of Brentwood.
Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the masks mandate on the state’s college campuses again in March. Although now not required, masks are nonetheless strongly suggest, nonetheless.
Native county public well being officers can nonetheless require masking, and so can particular person districts and faculties, ought to native an infection charges spike, in keeping with the state steerage.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report