What Do New CDC Recommendations Mean for Local Schools?

The CDC is reversing the course on indoor masking in some parts of the US and parents are confused about what that means for students returning to school.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 9:30 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 6:42 AM

Changing recommendations is causing confusion among parents with school just around the corner.

The CDC is reversing the course on indoor masking in some parts of the US and parents are confused about what that means for students returning to school.

Most schools have released their re-entry plans for the upcoming school year, but most plans are contingent upon recommendations from the CDC.

On Tuesday, the CDC announced new recommendations that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

For students in most Tri-State school districts masks are optional.

Monday, Henderson County Schools released their re-entry plans which emphasized the desire for choice.

Masks are optional for students and staff attending an EVSC or Warrick County school in the fall. However, they are required on buses.

Until the CDC or state health departments mandate wearing masks indoors, most school districts will remain optional.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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