CDC: Vaccinated K-12 teachers, students won’t need masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said July 9 that vaccinated K-12 teachers and students will not have to wear masks inside school buildings.

The CDC’s revised guidance for K-12 schools also stresses the continuation of ventilation and hand-washing, along with the importance of testing to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

“Today’s guidance is grounded in both science and common sense,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten in a statement. “The guidance confirms two truths: that students learn better in the classroom, and that vaccines remain our best bet to stop the spread of this virus and get our kids and educators fully back to those classrooms for in-person learning.” 

The Associated Press has more.