Masks, Face Shields and Breathing Spots
Face coverings policy
Jesuit High School Sacramento received an update this afternoon, June 16, 2021, on face coverings in the school setting from Sacramento County and the California Department of Public Health. To summarize, the following is now in effect:
- INDOORS, all attending, working or visiting a school campus must continue to wear their mask inside classrooms.
- OUTDOORS, masks are no longer required. Individuals may choose to wear their masks if they wish.
Of note, during indoor athletic practice, conditioning, and during competition, especially during heavy exertion masks may or may not be worn as tolerated when indoor facilities maintain high-quality ventilation.
What type of Mask is Okay?
✔ Cloth Face Masks (handmade, store-bought, with solid color, geometric or school-approved pattern)
✔ Disposable Face Masks
✔ Gaiters (double layer, no slits or mesh)
✔ Bandanas (do not sufficiently prevent the spread of respiratory droplets)
Why Wear a Mask
Do’s and Don’ts
✔ Cover mouth and nose fully
✔ Have mask fit snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps
✔ Secure with ties, elastics or other means to prevent slipping
✔ Avoid touching your face or mask as much as possible.
✔ Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately, before putting on, after touching or adjusting, and after removing the face covering
✔ Do mark the outside of the mask in some way so you can easily identify which side is the outside of the mask, and handle it accordingly. Some individuals mark the outside with their initials in permanent ink.
✔ Do keep a bag handy for storing the mask every time you take it off —preferably a paper or cloth bag. An open plastic Ziploc-style bag is an alternative if a paper or cloth bag is not available.
✔ Always store a mask in a clean place. Never store it in your pocket.
✔ Keep the covering clean.
✔ Laundry instructions will depend on the material used to make the face covering. In general, face coverings should be washed and dried regularly and stored in a clean container or bag.
✘ Don’t share your mask with anyone else unless the mask has been washed and dried first. You should be the only person handling your covering.
✘ Don’t pull your mask below your nose or chin while you are wearing it. Leaving the mask dangling or improperly fitted to your face creates opportunities for cross-contamination.