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CDC Director: Schools can open without teacher vaccines ‘even in areas of the highest community spread’

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that her agency’s newly-released guidance states that it is possible for schools “even in areas of the highest community spread” to reopen safely–at least in a hybrid fashion–without teachers getting vaccinated first.

The CDC released new guidance last week, highlighting “layered mitigation strategies” to reduce COVID transmission.

“We are advocating with the strict mitigation measures … including universal and mandatory masking as well as six-foot of distancing, that at least our K-5 children should be able to get back to school at least in a hybrid mode,” Walensky told “Fox News Sunday,” referring to a model that would combine in-person and remote learning.

Walensky acknowledged that some measures, such as reducing classroom density, will be more difficult to achieve but it is just one step of several suggested by the new guidance. Read from source….