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A majority of the nation’s population saw mask mandates become optional in a recent Center for Disease Control & Prevention announcement, leaving many businesses, schools and other large organizations wondering what to do next? At Detroit Public Schools Community District, mask mandates will stay put, for now, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said, despite the CDC’s new move to make masks optional.

Vitti joined the latest COVID313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall March 10 to share the district’s updates on COVID-19 safety protocols, mask-wearing, vaccine mandates and more. He talks about how the district plans to continue to enforce mask mandates despite it being an option nearly everywhere else, when the district may likely make masks optional themselves, and what COVID-safety protocols may still be in place at the start of the next school year.

Plus, Vitti discusses the district’s decision not to enforce vaccine mandates for its employees and other changes the district families can expect to see as the district moves forward, and away from strict COVID-safety regulations.


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