CDC said that students and employees who are fully vaccinated don’t need to wear masks. However, unvaccinated people should still wear masks especially indoors.
But there are some schools where some people are vaccinated and others aren’t. So, school administrators have to decide how to deal with such a school population.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have states that masks should still be necessary who aren’t vaccinated. The guideline states, “Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. Consistent and correct mask use by people who are not fully vaccinated is especially important indoors and in crowded settings, when physical distancing cannot be maintained,”
The guidance also states, “When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining these distances, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as indoor masking”
The head of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in California, Dr. Dean Blumberg says, “The idea for the masking is if social distancing can’t be done indoors that’s when the mask comes into play and prevents further transmission of infection.”