COVID-19 Update: Masking Mandate



All Staff Members


Ontrece Ellerbe, Executive Director


Sally Chou, Chief Executive Officer

Priscilla Doorbar, Principal, GEA 2


Linda Lee, Principal, GEA




Indoor/Outdoor Masking


March 28, 2022


As you are all aware, Los Angeles County officially lifted its indoor mask mandate on Friday, March 4, 2022. This decision was made in response to data revealed by federal health officials showing a decreased impact of COVID-19 on the county’s healthcare system. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have officially moved the county out of the "high" virus activity category and into the "low" category. 


Consistent with the recent decision of LAUSD to end its indoor mask mandate on their campuses and advice from the LA County Department of Public Health, Global Education Collaborative will be lifting its mandatory mask mandates at all three of its campuses. 


As of today (3/28/22), wearing masks outdoors will be optional and strongly recommended for all students and staff on all three campuses. Starting on Monday, April 18, 2022 wearing a mask will be strongly recommended for all students and staff while indoors. Students and staff will continue to get tested on a weekly basis until the end of the school year. 


Please note that indoor masking will continue to be required for all students and staff until Thursday, April 7, 2022.   


We are in full awareness that the COVID-19 situation is fluid and can change at any time and that there are reports of new surges in countries overseas. The CDC updates the county level reports for COVID-19 cases every Thursday. We will continue to monitor the progress of the virus and, in doing so, we may decide at any time to return to the indoor mask requirement to ensure the safety of our school community.


We thank for your valuable input on this matter and for your overall commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our students during these unprecedented times. Please feel free to contact your school Principal if you have any further questions or concerns regarding this issue.