FACE MASKS IN SCHOOLS THIS FALL?
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that both students and teachers should wear masks in classrooms when the new school year begins this fall -- regardless of vaccination status.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a set of recommendations for students and staff ahead of the approaching school year on Monday, July 19th, 2021 which included "strong" support for in-person learning, but urged both teachers and students to wear masks in classrooms — regardless of their vaccination status.
The AAP recommendations encourage all eligible people to get their COVID-19 vaccine and mask-wearing for anyone older than 2 years, which echoes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidelines for schools announced on July 9.
Read their full recommendation here: