CDC releases new guidelines on masks, wants K-`12 schools to have plan that addresses bullying

Posted at 2:08 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 02:10:06-04

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for K-12 schools across the United States on wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC addressed bullying in the latest guidelines, saying schools should “have a plan to prevent and address harmful or inappropriate behavior.”

As not all families are on board with mask mandates, CDC said schools should also have a plan that addresses challenges that come from difficult parents, caregivers and guardians.

CDC said on its website that appropriate and consistent use of masks “is most important when students, teachers, and staff are indoors and when social distancing of at least 6 feet is difficult to implement or maintain.”

CDC said kids under 2 shouldn’t wear cloth face coverings. Health officials also said those with breathing issues or unconscious should be exempt from wearing cloth face coverings.

You can click here to check out the new CDC guidelines in its entirety.