Mask Mandate update for staff and families

Dear Wickenburg Unified School District (WUSD) Staff and Families,

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order on Thursday, March 25, 2021 that loosens COVID-19 restrictions in the community. The Order takes away the authority for municipalities to mandate mask-wearing.

It does not, however, remove the order requiring school districts and charter schools to require mask-wearing. Mask-wearing remains a requirement at all Wickenburg Unified schools and offices. Here is a statement of clarification provided from the Arizona Department of Education:

“Dear School Leaders,

We wanted to share information we received from the Arizona Department of Health Services today in light of Governor Ducey's executive order relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.

Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.

Thank you,

Arizona Department of Education”

AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04

Wickenburg Unified School District will continue to review and respond to evolving COVID-19 guidelines.  We remain committed to all health and safety requirements in order to keep our staff and students safe and our classrooms open for learning.

Thank you,

WUSD Administration