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CDC Reverses Stance on Masks

Jul 27, 2021 6:17 pm

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that masks should be used by those vaccinated against the coronavirus in public indoor spaces in parts of the country where the virus is surging.

They also recommended universal masking for teachers, staff, students and visitors in schools, (regardless of vaccination status) as schools return to in-person learning in the fall. The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association have strongly endorsed the CDC’s move to universal masking in schools.

This change is prompted by rising Delta variant infections and deaths in states with low vaccination rates and the risk of breakthrough infections, even in those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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