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Changes to CDC’s Guidelines Will Help Get More Kids Back to In-Person School
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced changes to its COVID-19 guidelines that may enable school districts to offer in-person learning to more of their students. The CDC now says that elementary school children can be spaced 3 feet apart in the classroom, a reduction from the originally required 6 feet. In areas where community spread is low, middle- and high-school students can also be spaced 3 feet apart. All students and teachers/staff are to remain masked unless eating or drinking. The CDC cited results from a Massachusetts study that found no statistically significant differences in COVID-19 transmission rates among students who were seated 3 feet apart vs 6 feet apart. Click here to read more.