By Nick Sestanovich
Will C. Wood High School appeared different Wednesday than it did a year ago since the campus reopened for in-person instruction. Mainly, you could see the expressions on some students’ faces and not others.
On Friday, Vacaville Unified School District changed the guidance to its masking policy that was put in place amid the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than requiring students to wear masks indoors, it is now an option, in keeping with an announcement made by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Feb. 28.
VUSD Communications Director Elaine Kong said the district has been following the California Department of Public Health guidance for K-12 schools from the beginning, and the announcement from Newsom resulted in the mask requirement changing into a strong recommendation.