September 8, 2021

COVID-19 Prevention in Schools: Updated CDC Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their guidance on COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools.

COVID-19 Prevention in Schools

On August 4, 2021, the CDC updated its guidance on COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools to recommend universal indoor masking for all students, staff, teachers, and volunteers (regardless of vaccination status). The guidance also includes recommendations for fully vaccinated people and updated considerations for contact tracing in schools.

What does the guidance include?

In addition to the updated guidance on universal indoor masking, recommendations for fully vaccinated people, and updates to contact tracing in schools, the webpage includes information on:

    • prevention strategies to reduce the transmission of COVID-19;
    • promoting equity in learning and health;
    • creating emergency operation plans;
    • resources to support school screening testing programs; and
    • additional considerations for K-12 schools such as disability or other health care needs, visitors, recess, physical education, food services, sports, etc.

Learn More

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