NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the new guidelines Friday.
The changes come after a growing national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots, as well as a general decline in recent months in COVID hospitalizations and deaths.READ MORE: Clean Up Efforts Could Take Days With Trees And Power Lines Down In Barnstable
The guidance generally leaves it to local officials to figure out how to ensure the unvaccinated are using precautions while letting those who are fully protected go mask-free.READ MORE: Julian Edelman Can't Believe Bill Belichick Smiled After Beating The Jets
The biggest questions will be at middle schools where some students are eligible for shots and others aren’t.MORE NEWS: Hunter Henry Ready To Do Anything For Patriots In 'Bittersweet' Matchup Against Chargers
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