CDC announces recommendation for all K-12 school students and staff to wear face covering

On a Twitter post Tuesday, the CDC set out a list of recommendations on masking.

The recommendation is made based on the surge of the highly contagious Delta variant. “#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated” said the CDC in the Twitter post.

The CDC still urges people to get vaccinated, even though the still recommend mask be worn vaccinated or not. A graph from the CDC shows that the vaccine doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get COVID-19, but it does guarantee that if you catch the virus, you will have mild symptoms, and low to zero chance of hospitalization and death.

For schools, the CDC says that all K-12 school students, staff, and visitors should wear masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. “Children should return to full-time-in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.”

CDC recommends that all community leaders should encourage residents to get vaccinated and to wear a mask, especially in areas of substantial or high transmission.