Students wearing masks listen to teacher Dorene Scala during summer third grade school at Hooper Avenue School on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their public health guidelines for schools on Friday, saying that fully vaccinated teachers and students are not required to wear masks in school buildings.
The CDC’s new guidelines come about two months after the federal health authorities allowed use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine for children ages 12-15, so that middle and high school students can get the vaccine before the fall semester.
Teachers and students who are not vaccinated should continue to wear masks indoors, the agency said. Practice is especially important when it cannot be followed indoors and in crowded environments.
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