Vista Unified School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff and the community of Vista. 

Governor Newsom Announces Relaxing Mask Mandates in Schools Starting on Monday, March 14, 2022 

On March 14, Governor Newsom and Dr. Mark Ghaly from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that the indoor face covering/masking order for K-12 school settings will no longer be required but strongly recommended. This will become effective in VUSD on Monday, March 14, 2022.  

“After March 11, in schools and child care facilities, masks will not be required but will be strongly recommended.” - Governor Newsom

As a result of this change in the mask-wearing requirement from the CDPH, face coverings/masks will be optional for all students in all Vista Unified schools starting on Monday, March 14, 2022. Click HERE to view the updated CDPH guidance.


The Vista Unified Board of Trustees met on February 9, 2022 to revise Board Policy #0470 - Safe Reopening and Operation of Schools. The revision included the alignment of all COVID-19 related procedures and protocols to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requirements. This includes the requirement for students and staff to wear masks while indoors on school campuses until Monday, March 14, 2022. From March 14th forward, all students will no longer be required to wear a mask while inside classrooms and other school buildings; however, all students have the option to continue to wear a mask indoors and outdoors. We expect all members of our school community to respect each individual student and staff choice. 

School Reopening - Vista Unified School District