The CDC previously said all vaccinated children and teachers would not have to wear masks when returning to school, but the American Academy of Pediatrics begs to differ.

The AAP released a statement on Monday (July 19) urging all teachers and students over the age of 2 to wear masks  while in school. 

Sonja O’Leary, M.D., FAAP, chair of the AAP Council on School Health Executive Committee, said:

As we start the 2021-’22 school year, a large portion of students are not eligible to be vaccinated and there are COVID variants that are more contagious. Because of this and because we want to have all students in school, the AAP advocates for all students, teachers and staff to wear masks while indoors in school.

Watch the NBC News report below:

Read the full report at AAP Publications.

It’s starting to feel like we’re trapped in a Future song: Mask On…Mask Off?

While masks may not be your favorite accessory, it is so much better to be safe than sorry.

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