Beginning Tuesday, all Stockton Unified School District schools will resume in-person learning without COVID-19 testing requirements, district officials said.
Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. said Monday the district is monitoring the rise in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant.
Parents can have their children tested, but it’s not a requirement for students returning to classes in the Stockton district, he said.
“There is no requirement to test or to document negative test results prior to returning but doing so will help in efforts to maintain safe school environments for all,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez said masks will remain a mandate for students and staff while indoors and unvaccinated staff must continue to test weekly for COVID-19.
According to the superintendent, the California Department of Education is working to provide free at home testing kits to all students in California, but there has not been a date set yet for the distribution of the kits.
The district said they are asking all staff and families to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms prior to returning to campus.