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Vail School District makes masks, COVID vaccinations optional for upcoming school year

Sahuarita and Marana also expected to remove mask mandates; TUSD and Catalina Foothills to make decision soon
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:30 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 2:16 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Vail Unified School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to make facemasks optional for the 2021-22 school year.

VUSD also announced COVID-19 vaccinations will remain a personal choice late Tuesday, June 8.

Sahuarita USD is set to discuss the issue during its meeting on Wednesday night. Superintendent Manuel O. Valenzuela is expected to recommend lifting the mandate.

Marana USD said it already sent a letter to parents saying it will not require masks.

Tucson USD said it will discuss its mask policies in July and the Catalina Foothills USD said it will let parents know by July 1.

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