The CDC is updating its COVID guidelines for social distancing in schools. The agency says most students with facemasks can be three feet apart instead of six feet. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the recommendations are based on evidence and facts.
Teachers and other adult staff members are being told to stick to the six foot recommendations, with facemasks. Dr. Walensky said middle and high school students in high COVID transmission areas should also continue to remain six feet apart. She also stressed the importance of getting vaccinated.