CDC review of fall data finds little spread of COVID-19 in schools following protocols
Data from K-12 schools that reopened for in-person instruction in the fall show little evidence that schools contributed meaningfully to the spread of COVID-19 when recommended health and safety protocols, such as wearing face masks and practicing social distancing, were in place, according to three CDC scientists. Their findings were published Tuesday in the journal of the American Medical Association.
The CDC report says "the type of rapid spread that was frequently observed in congregate living facilities or high-density worksites has not been reported in education settings in schools." But it also cautions that person-to-person spread is likely to occur with indoor athletics and other group activities, even if masks are worn. To continue to keep COVID-19 out of classrooms, the CDC says communities should do all they can to limit the spread of COVID-19 elsewhere, including by restricting indoor dining and other public gatherings.
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