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Some states dropping school mask mandates despite CDC guidance

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As the number of COVID-19 cases drops, some states have chosen to end their mask mandates for schools, even though CDC guidance hasn’t changed. Democratic governors in Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey announced they will end their school mask mandates in the coming weeks.

“Connecticut is seeing a dramatic decline in cases caused by the Omicron variant, and children over the age of 5 have had the ability to get vaccinated for more than three months now,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said. “With this in mind, I think we are in a good position to phase out the requirement that masks be worn in all schools statewide and shift the determination on whether to require this to the local level.”

However, the White House said it is still recommending students wear masks.

That is the recommendation from the CDC,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. “It is also true that at some point when the science and the data warrants, of course, our hope is that that’s no longer the recommendation — and they are continually assessing that.”

 

Covid rates are dropping… and in response some states are dropping their masks. 

Democratic governors in connecticut new jersey and delaware have announced students will not be required to wear masks in the coming weeks.

TAKE SOT- Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ)

<<”monday march 7th the statewide school mask mandate will be lifted.”>.

And new york’s democratic governor indicated she might lift them as well. 

New covid cases are down nationwide… but deaths are still high.. 

With more than 2400 americans dying from the virus each day according to johns hopkins university

And a recent cdc report shows that kids who get covid are up to 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.

But despite that some states are looking to end mask mandates for schools. 

Virginia’s new republican governor tried it… 

but was shot down as state law supersedes executive orders… and virginia’s state law says schools will follow cdc guidance… and that hasn’t changed. 

Take sot- Jen psaki

“The guidance is very clear, which is that we recommend masking in schools. That is the recommendation from the CDC,” 

Annie Andersen: White house press secretary jen psaki added though.. That guidance isn’t set in stone. 

Take sot- Jen psaki

It is also true that at some point when the science and the data warrants, of course, our hope is that that’s no longer the recommendation — and they are continually assessing that,”

Annie Andersen: SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC — MORE THAN 900-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE U-S HAVE DIED OF COVID-19.

Straight from dc I’m AA

 

As the number of COVID-19 cases drops, some states have chosen to end their mask mandates for schools, even though CDC guidance hasn’t changed. Democratic governors in Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey announced they will end their school mask mandates in the coming weeks.

“Connecticut is seeing a dramatic decline in cases caused by the Omicron variant, and children over the age of 5 have had the ability to get vaccinated for more than three months now,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said. “With this in mind, I think we are in a good position to phase out the requirement that masks be worn in all schools statewide and shift the determination on whether to require this to the local level.”

However, the White House said it is still recommending students wear masks.

That is the recommendation from the CDC,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. “It is also true that at some point when the science and the data warrants, of course, our hope is that that’s no longer the recommendation — and they are continually assessing that.”

 

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