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Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings

IOWA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the changes come amid a national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots.

The CDC is not advising schools to require shots for teachers and vaccine-eligible kids.

CDC it’s not offering guidance on how teachers can know which students are vaccinated or how parents will know which teachers are immunized.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that schools should continue to space kids — and their desks — 3 feet apart in classrooms.

Tthe agency emphasized that spacing should not be an obstacle to getting kids back in schools. And it said distancing is not required among fully vaccinated students or staff.

The new schools guidance says:

  • No one at schools needs to wear masks at recess or in most other outdoor situations. Unvaccinated people are advised to wear masks if they are in a crowd for an extended period of time.
  • Ventilation and hand washing continue to be important.
  • Testing remains an important way to prevent outbreaks.

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