The Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance Tuesday for back to school protocol.

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news conference that new scientific data from recent outbreak investigations show the Delta Covid-19 variation is uniquely, differently from past strains of the virus. Even those who are fully vaccinated may become contagious and spread the Delta variant to others.

Walensky recommended:

1) Everyone should get vaccinated and continue masking until fully vaccinated. In high transmission areas of the country, vaccinated individuals should wear masks indoors. This includes schools.

2) Everyone in K-12 schools wears a mask indoors including students, teachers, staff, and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

3) Children should return to full-time/in-person learning in the Fall with proper prevention strategies in place.

4) Community leaders should encourage vaccination and universal masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas of substantial and high transmission.

Listen to the press conference

Current Loveland schools mask requirement

Loveland Magazine –  Jul 28, 2021

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