Arizona Schools Mask Update

Mask School Updates by Ray Gless

Mask Update 7-28-2021

New legislation in Arizona (A.R.S. 15-342.05) prohibits requiring a face covering to participate in in-person instruction.  To comply with this statute, AAEC will not require masks on campus going forward.  At this point, masks are optional for students, faculty, and visitors.

A.R.S. 15-342.05  

A. Notwithstanding any other law or order, a county, city, town, school district governing board or charter school governing body may not require the use of face coverings by students or staff during school hours and on school property.

B. A school district or charter school may not require a student or teacher to receive a vaccine for COVID-19 or to wear a face-covering to participate in in-person instruction.