August 10, 2021 - Information on Mask Wearing and Exemption Form

Posted by Barbara Huber on 8/10/2021


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance for Use of Face Coverings exempts from wearing a mask at all times those individuals who: (1) have a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask, and/or (2) are hearing impared, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

Assessing for exemption due to a medical condition, mental health condition, disability that prevents wearing a mask, or hearing impairment is a medical determination and therefore must be made by a physician.

Self-attestation and parental attestation for mask exemptions due to the aforementioned conditions do not constitute medical determinations.

Additionally, per CDPH K-12 Guidance, persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to an exempted condition, must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it.

The District has approved the process set forth below and the Student Mask Exemption Form for use regarding student face covering exemption.

1) Mask Exemption Request Form can be found HERE - RJUHSD FACE COVERING EXEMPTION REQUEST FORM

2) Obtaining a mask exemption shall be accomplished by providing a signed and verified Mask Exemption Request Form.

3) Submit the Face Covering Exemption Request Form to the school site for review by the principal and/or designee.

4) This student mask exemption process applies to all school sites and other property of the District, except Roseville Adult School.

5) This student mask exemption process shall remain in effect unless and until one of the following conditions occur: (1) masking is no longer required in K-12 school settings by the state and local public health departments, making an exemption from mask wearing unnecessary; (2) state or local laws or regulations, or public health orders require a different process in which case the Superintendent is directed to amend this process to comply with such laws, regulations, or orders.

6) The District may follow up to meet its obligations to determine whether the student has a condition that may qualify for Section 504 or be eligible for special education services under IDEA.

7) This student must quarantine as required by CDPH and/or local health department guidance for persons not wearing a mask.