Colorado well being authorities suggest college face masks necessities for the unvaccinated or anybody in larger danger environments – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health has published its recommendations for schools on COVID-19 prevention. Health officials recommend that school districts consider either a mask requirement for all unvaccinated individuals or a mask requirement for everyone in schools, especially in higher risk environments.
This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidelines and the state defended itself against the Delta variant.
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The CDC recommends all K-12 school teachers, staff, students, and visitors to be masked indoors, regardless of who was vaccinated.
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The CDPHE’s Guide to Schools has been updated to reflect the new guidelines on masking in schools. The guide comes into effect on August 1st.
“We all want the children to be back in school and as safe as possible. Masks will help us slow the spread of the Delta variant and avoid school closings, ”Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, CDPHE, said in a statement. “Masks are an additional protection, as we hope that even more children from the age of 12 will be vaccinated.”
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With many students still to be vaccinated and those under the age of 12 not eligible, state officials “agree that schools must take thoughtful containment measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and prevent school outbreaks”.