/ Modified aug 13, 2021 3:14 p.m.

TUSD supe says new law barring mask mandates in schools a challenge

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo discusses what mitigation protocols the district will have in place when students return August 5.

New masking recommendations from the CDC that say everyone in K-12 schools wear a face covering regardless of their vaccination status comes as southern Arizona’s largest school district prepares to welcome back students on August 5. The updated guidance comes shortly after Arizona adopted a new law barring schools from requiring masks or vaccines. Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo told Lorraine Rivera the law makes it difficult for the TUSD to abide by CDC guidelines. He discussed what mitigation protocols will be in place and how the district plans to handle any outbreaks should the Pima County Health Department declare one in a school or classroom.

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