U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. The changes come after a growing national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots.
Early in the pandemic, health officials worried schools might become coronavirus cauldrons that spark community outbreaks. But studies have shown schools often see less transmission than the surrounding community.
Fully vaccinated students and teachers don’t need to wear masks in classrooms, the CDC says. The updated guidance is meant to be flexible so schools can set their own policies, officials say.
What people are saying?
Chauntel Bland And again the CDC causes mass confusion. How are schools supposed to know which students are vaccinated and which are not, especially in states were state-actors (such as schools) can’t require so-called “vaccine passports”?
Stephanie Allt That’s fine, but schools need to require proof of vaccination. This whole “honor system” is a joke. Do we really think the unvaccinated are going to wear a mask for the greater good?