California is likely to issue guidelines regarding the opening of schools next week. However, children will require to wear face masks at schools when they reopen this fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that vaccinated teachers and students will not require to cover their faces after schools reopen.
All Schools to Reopen in California this Fall
California has made it clear that all children must wear a mask at school, despite CDC’s statement that says vaccinated people do not require masks. The state is all set to announce fresh guidelines regarding the reopening of schools early next week. It is expected that schools in the state will fully reopen and students will have to attend the school in person. However, CDC on Friday said in a statement, that vaccinated teachers and children need not wear a mask on school premises.
Why is it Necessary for All Students to Wear Masks?
California Health Officials said that not all schools have the capacity to ensure at least 3 feet distance between the students. Therefore, the best way to stay protected is to wear a mask. Moreover, some children have got vaccinated and some are yet to receive the doses. Henceforth, it is ethically wrong to force some students to wear masks while others can come bare face. This will bring bias and stigma to schools. So, in order to ensure that all children are treated the same way, everyone has to wear a mask.
Authorities to Release New Guidelines Regarding Opening of Schools in California
Health officials will release fresh guidelines early next month regarding the reopening of schools in California. Schools in the state are reopening despite the Delta variant spreading rapidly across the United States. However, schools will maintain all the safety precautions and make sure that the children are protected. You are vaccinated or not, doesn’t matter; you still have to wear a mask. Moreover, Governor Newsom signed a bill at a Napa Valley elementary school that will provide funding to several schools in the state.