By Richard Bammer
For the first time in nearly 18 months, Dixon Unified students, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, returned to full-time in-person learning Wednesday morning with teachers, staff and students masking up amid the ongoing pandemic.
The day came and went for the 3,100-students as California became the first state in the nation to mandate all teachers and school staff be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. Announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the new requirement, prompted by a surge in infections due to the Delta variant, affects some 320,000 California public school teachers and tens of thousands support staffers.