California requires masks in classrooms, CDC recommends otherwise

July 12, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAM

Despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting vaccinated teachers and students no longer need to wear masks inside school buildings, the state of California is keeping its mask mandate for K-12 campuses.

On Friday, the CDC issued new guidelines stating students and teachers who are not vaccinated against COVD-19 should continue to wear masks at school. Likewise, the CDC still recommends schools maintain at least three feet of distance between students within classrooms, and when that is not possible, use other strategies like requiring masks indoors.

California responded by announcing it will keep its mask mandate for schools, in part, to enable all students to receive equal treatment.

“Masking is a simple and effective intervention that does not interfere with offering full in-person instruction,” said State Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly. “At the outset of the new year, students should be able to walk into school without worrying about whether they will feel different or singled out for being vaccinated or unvaccinated — treating all kids the same will support a calm and supportive school environment.”

Children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States. It appears, as long as that remains the case, the CDC is recommending students under the age of 12 continue to wear masks inside school buildings.

CDC guidelines are not binding, and states can choose to implement their own rules.


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varian08

And the earth is flat, 9.11 is a hoax etc.i think many people are living in a parralel world fed by pseudo scientists.It is very difficult to feel a sens of unity or tolerance, reading these comments. At first i will say, to bad,get sick,one less trumpist.but you are my brother on this earth and i just feel pity .


shishkabob141

No one wants your pity. Pull your head out.


derasmus

Right back at you.


Cmonnow

Say what?? Must’ve burned the midnight oil at a local Sacramento watering hole to come up with that one… Its like listening to another Calif legislature alumni Katherine Harris. Whew-wee


shishkabob141

Caving to the Teacher’s Union…


Jon Tatro

So what the idiots with the state are saying if you’re over 12 years don’t bother getting vaccinated because you won’t have any other freedoms unvaccinated kids don’t get because we don’t want to hurt their feelings. With this unscientific thinking kids will have to wear masks until they graduate highschool.


MrYan

You make a good point. Oxygen levels are important.

The logical course would be to require the unvaccinated to continue to be home schooled. Only the vaccinated should be allowed to attend.

Treat Covid the same as all the other vaccinations that we currently require proof of to attend school.


jordache

The other vaccinations have gone through the FDA process for kids, the COVID vaccines have not. Given that children are at very low risk from the virus, it makes no sense to force this. Also, check out VAERS info on health effects for kids/teens compared to serious health effects from the vax. We are supposed to protect kids, not inject them with an untested substance. And as homeschooler myself, would be glad to welcome more people to the fold!


MrYan

So the ones concerned about vaccine efficacy and safety get to stay home. Just like they do now for objecting to a Rubella shot. Forcing the rest of the kids to breath low oxygen levels because anti-vaccers don’t want to get a shot is not the way.

A reverse mask mandate to make anti-vaccers feel better about themselves is more than a tad ironic . Can we agree on that?