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The CDC Has Updated Their Mask Guidelines. Here’s What We Know.

Well, I sort of knew this day was coming so I can’t say I am surprised but you may be…

The CDC has just updated their mask guidelines and it’s worth knowing about!

As you may know, school starts back up next month with some schools opening as soon as next week. And with that, comes concerned parents for their child’s health and well-being.

After all, most school aged children cannot be vaccinated yet against COVID-19 and that means that not only can these kids contract COVID-19, they can further spread it.

With that all being said, as a mom to 3 younger children, I have been concerned since the mask mandates and social distancing guidelines have been thrown out the window especially in schools especially with the new Delta variant on the rise.

Well, looks like that the CDC has stepped in and has updated their mask guidelines and pretty much took a step back from their announcement in May.

The CDC has officially reversed their indoor mask policy, saying fully vaccinated people and kids should wear them indoors.

The updated guidance comes ahead of the fall, when the delta variant is expected to cause another surge in new coronavirus cases and many large employers plan to bring workers back to the office.

“This pandemic continues to pose a serious threat to the health of all Americans,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on a call. “Today, we have new science related to the delta variant that requires us to update the guidance regarding what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.”

They continued with saying:

“In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the delta variant, and protect others. This includes schools,” Walensky said. The CDC recommends that everyone in grade schools wear masks indoors, “including teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.”

And honestly, it makes sense. Personally, I think we did away with all of these guidelines a bit too early.

Sure, nobody likes wearing a mask but if that can keep our children healthy and alive, I am all for it.

You can read the CDC’s July full mask guideline update here.