Despite CDC’s new regulations, California continues to require schools to wear masks
California officials announced on Friday that California will continue to require masks to be worn in schools to accommodate the school’s physical distance restrictions.
The announcement was made after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Relaxes its COVID-19 guidelines, It is said that teachers and students who have been vaccinated do not need to wear masks in the school building.
California Department of Health and Human Services Director Dr. Mark Gurry said that students do not need to worry about being treated differently because they are not vaccinated.
“The masking is a simple and effective intervention that does not interfere with the provision of comprehensive face-to-face guidance,” Gurry said in a statement. “At the beginning of the new year, students should be able to walk into school without worrying about whether they will feel different or isolated because they are vaccinated or unvaccinated-treating all children equally will help create a calm and supportive School environment.”
State officials stated that schools will be able to safely open up for full face-to-face teaching by prioritizing masking, adding that this is incompatible with CDC Guidelines This shows that sheltering is important when a physical distance of at least 3 feet cannot be maintained indoors.
The state also emphasized coronavirus testing, which can be tested for free in every school. Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is available to children as young as 12 years old.
Advocates of mask selection plan to file a lawsuit in the near future, which is very similar to the lawsuit that worked to get children back to school last spring.
“Our youngest children wear masks in school,” said Sharon McKeeman, founder of “Let Them Breathe”. “They are not at risk of contracting COVID. Science shows that they are not super spreaders. We know that they feel the most harmful physical and mental health effects, even more than older children.”
Let Them Breathe will host an event called “Smilefest” at the Carlsbad Mission Church from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, with speakers and more topics on mask selection