Then the major school districts decide to demand masks from the schools updated guidance of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched Tuesday, including Gwinnett County, Georgia’s largest district, which is now reversing its stance and will require masks.
Clark County Public Schools in Nevada, the fifth largest district in the country, too Updated his mask guide on Tuesday, following up-to-date CDC recommendations, suggesting all K-12 students should wear masks to school.
“Once again, the district is committed to opening schools for all students for face-to-face learning, while promoting the health and safety of all students and staff,” a statement said.
Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland will also require masks for all students, school staff and visitors, “regardless of vaccination status,” according to a tweet Tuesday.
“Outdoor face coatings are not required, but unvaccinated people are recommended,” the tweet said.
In Gwinnett County, Georgia, where school begins next week, the district has reversed its stance and will now require students and staff to wear masks.
“Gwinnett County Public Schools has updated its back-to-school plans to require masks. As of July 28, 2021, masks will be required for students, staff and visitors to all school facilities. Gwinnett County public schools and school buses, regardless of vaccination status, “the district told release Tuesday.
The district cited CDC guidelines and current Covid-19 rates in Gwinnett County as a reason to reverse its decision.
“The facts and recommendations are clear … the masks make a difference and we must do everything we can to keep students in school, in person,” said Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent, J Alvin Wilbanks.
Of the 20 largest school districts in the United States, all require masks for students when the school year begins, except for the districts of Florida and Texas, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Gov. Greg Abbott have banned mask mandates.
In Texas, “earlier this summer, Governor Abbott issued an executive order banning mask warrants on public school campuses, so HISD may not require them, but those who want to wear the mask surely they can do it, ”said Dennis Spellman, a spokesman for the Houston Independent School District. CNN in an email Tuesday.
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