The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) latest announcement provided the current guidelines:

  • The first day of in-class instruction with voluntary masking began on Monday, March 14.
  • The new state policy provides no distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated students.


Madera Unified (MUSD) follows the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and CDPH guidelines for indoor masking.


How Does This Impact Your Child?

CDPH updated K-12 Schools Guidance to reflect that students and staff members in K-12 settings will be strongly recommended but not required to mask while indoors, beginning Monday, March 14.

Respecting Personal Choice

The state provides personal choice for masking in schools with the expectation that individual decisions are respected.

No one should make assumptions regarding someone’s beliefs or health status based upon their choice to wear or not wear a mask, nor should they comment on them.

For young children, we ask families to please let teachers know their wishes, and ask that teachers do their best to reinforce them. Teachers and Administrators should discuss the change with students in a developmentally appropriate manner, including how to respect everyone’s personal choice.

If your student(s) expresses any anxiety, feel free to reach out to our school counselors for additional support as needed.


Students and staff should continue to remain home when sick.

Students and staff are encouraged to take a COVID-19 test if exhibiting symptoms and/or if they have a known exposure to COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued collaboration as Madera Unified moves toward a true endemic state. Everyone is looking forward to classrooms and interpersonal interactions that help all students feel better connected and engaged. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we take every step to preserve the health of our students and staff while keeping our community as safe and healthy as possible.


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