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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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