All New York City public school students must continue to wear masks in the classroom, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday — despite the CDC’s latest guidance that vaccinated kids and teachers can go mask-free.
“For now we’re sticking with the idea that wearing the masks is a smart thing to do in schools,” de Blasio said during his morning press briefing. “We’ll keep assessing as we go along, but for now it still makes sense.”
“We’ve been constantly working with the CDC but we also in this case have been very careful given everything the city’s been through,” the mayor added.
CDC officials on Friday called on school districts to set policies that enable “full reopening” of in-person facilities this fall.
The new guidance advises schools to implement “layers of protection” — such as testing and contact tracing — in lieu of masks or three feet of distance between students, who can get vaccinated starting at age 12.
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