Should Masks Be Mandatory In Schools This Fall?
On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines announcing that some people should be wearing masks indoors, even if they are vaccinated. While two doses of the shot is still the best protection against COVID-19, breakthrough infections are still possible. This advice comes as Illinois schools are deciding whether masks should be mandatory when students return to class this fall.
Our guests talked about these developments, the Delta and Gamma variants and answered calls and text messages from parents.
Gladys Marquez, Teacher, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island
Dr. Vidya Sundareshan, Professor and interim chief of Infectious Diseases at SIU school of Medicine, Medical Advisor to Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Dr. Tina Tan, Attending, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, International Patient Services Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
The new guidance for indoor masking applies to counties with "high or substantial transmission" of COVID-19.— Christine Herman (@CTHerman) July 27, 2021
That includes Champaign County and most of central and southern Illinois. More:https://t.co/FXvyVL9RZv @willpublicmedia
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