CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky urged all schools reopen to in-person learning in the fall, but with proper safety protocols — and that now includes masks.
“CDC recommends that everyone in K-12 schools wear a mask indoors, including teachers, staff, students and visitors regardless of vaccination status,” she told reporters.
President Joe Biden said he understands the masking recommendation will be a disappointment to many children, parents, teachers and school staff.
“Today, the CDC also reaffirmed that we can safely reopen schools this fall — full time,” he said in a statement. “Masking students is inconvenient, I know, but will allow them to learn and be with their classmates with the best available protection.”
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