CDC Revises School Social Distancing Guidelines for Kids to 3 Feet with Masks

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday revised its guidance on social distancing in schools, saying most students can now sit 3 feet apart instead of the earlier-recommended 6 feet distance
  • The CDC said the recommendation is for all K-12 students, regardless of whether community transmission is low or high
  • In high-risk areas, the CDC advises that middle school and high school students remain at least 6 feet apart if schools can't keep students and staff in assigned groups
  • The CDC said it still recommends at least 6 feet of distance between adults in schools and between adults and students
  • The agency also said it still recommends 6 feet of distancing in common areas and during in-door activities., such as band practice