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New CDC Guidance Recommends Schools Fully Reopen in the Fall

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New CDC Guidance , Recommends Schools
Fully Reopen in the Fall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its new guidelines for
"COVID-19 Prevention in (K)-12 Schools" on July 9.
The guidance recognized that
"students benefit from in-person learning," .
and that "safely returning to in-person
instruction in the fall 2021 is a priority.".
It reiterates that "vaccination is currently
the leading public health prevention strategy
to end the COVID-19 pandemic." .
Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports, CDC School Guidance, via CDC Website.
The guidelines also offer some
clear instructions about masks in schools.
stating that "masks should be worn indoors by all
individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated.".
Consistent and correct mask use by people who are not fully vaccinated is especially important indoors and in crowded settings, when physical distancing cannot be maintained, CDC School Guidance, via CDC Website.
Social distancing measures are
reduced from six feet to three feet.
When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining
these distances, .., CDC School Guidance, via CDC Website.
... it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as indoor masking, CDC School Guidance, via CDC Website.
The full list of CDC guidance
for school's reopening this fall can
be found on the CDC's website

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