PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Roosevelt School District in Phoenix is the latest Arizona district to require kids to mask up on campus. After a Governing Board meeting Tuesday evening, the district tweeted that it will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face mask, per CDC guidelines.
"This decision allows Roosevelt School District to follow guidance from state and federal health agencies to ensure that we continue to make decisions to protect the health and safety our students, staff, families, and community," the tweet said. District officials say they will continue to monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases in the surrounding community.
The district is added to the growing number of Phoenix-area districts implementing mask mandates, despite a new state law that bans them. Phoenix Elementary School District, Osborn School District and Phoenix Union High School District have all announced they are requiring everyone to wearing masks on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
The mask mandates aren't sitting well with everyone. A science teacher in PXU filed a lawsuit against the district to stop the new mandatory mask policy.
Following this evening’s Governing Board Meeting, Roosevelt School District will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face mask per CDC guidelines.— RSD No. 66 (@RSDNo66) August 4, 2021