CDC: “Vaccinated Teachers And Students Don’t Need Masks Inside”
Earlier today (July 9th), the National Centers for Disease Control announced update guidelines for schools.
According to WMTW, the CDC announced that vaccinated teachers and students no longer need to wear masks inside buildings.
The announcement comes as we are seeing a drop in cases nationwide and as children as young as 12 become eligible for the vaccine.
That being said, the Centers for Disease Control are not suggesting that schools require either teachers or students to get vaccinated. And, the are not offering guidance on how to determine whether or not a person has been vaccinated.
Of course, it is important to note that Maine schools will not necessarily follow this guidance. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, guidance from the CDC has been taken as a suggestion.
At the time of the writing of this article, Maine school administrators have yet to weigh-in on the announcement.
Clearly, due to the fact that the minimum age for getting the vaccine is 12 years of age, this could cause some issues for schools that have a mix of students. Middle schools, for example. Or, schools in rural areas that have a large age range of students.
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