Breaking Now: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just issued new social distancing guidelines for schools.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidelines for schools Friday, saying three feet of distance between students is sufficient for all elementary and many middle and high schools, a change that lays the groundwork for districts to reopen full-time for in-person classes,” according to The Washington Post.
“The announcement came as the CDC published new research that found limited coronavirus transmission in schools that require masks but not always six feet of distance, which had been the standard. That was true even in areas with high community spread of the virus…
“But the change is sharply opposed by the country’s two large teachers’ unions, who argue that there is scant research about the impact of closer contact in urban schools, where buildings are older and classrooms more crowded…
“The CDC said Friday that most of the school-based infections have been between adults, or between students and staff. Therefore, it recommends six feet of distance between students and their teachers and among teachers and staff. But the CDC said the rules can be relaxed for student-to-student interactions.”
For more, go to The Washington Post.
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