CDC halves distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feet
The CDC now said the science supports reducing the minimum recommended space between students as long as everyone is wearing a well-fitting mask. Under the new guidelines, students in elementary school can now sit three feet apart instead of the previously recommended six feet -- as long as everyone is wearing a mask. “These recommendations are specific to students in classrooms with universal mask wearing,” said CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. However, six feet of distance is still recommended in several situations, including:Between all adults, or adults and students. pic.twitter.com/w3lHKrO3fu — CDC (@CDCgov) March 19, 2021The new guidelines will help some schools get back to face-to-face learning, especially where population and space is an issue.