In Friday's publication of comprehensive guidelines for schools to resume, many of which have not been in the classroom for nearly a year, the Centers for Disease Control said staff access to vaccinations "should not be considered a condition for resumption of schools for -person
The guidelines, similar to those introduced in 2020 when certain school systems were prepared to return to classroom learning, required masks, remediation methods, social distancing, and other steps to limit the spread of COVID -19.
The new CDC guidelines also states that employees at higher risk for "serious illness", including "older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions or disabilities", from the disease "should be offered alternatives … that limit their risk of exposure. “Such alternatives include teleworking and modified job responsibilities that limit exposure risk, according to the new guidelines.
The guidelines also provide that "(e) after teachers and staff have been vaccinated, schools must continue mitigation measures for the foreseeable future, including requiring masks in schools and physical distancing."
The guidelines ask districts to "(e) encourage employees and students to take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news about COVID-1
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