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CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

[KSTP-TV News, March 19, 2021] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has relaxed its social distancing guidelines for schools, saying students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms. The revised COVID-19 recommendations represent a turn away from the 6-foot standard that has forced some schools to remove desks, stagger scheduling and take other steps to keep children away from one another.

"It is a big change," says Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health infectious disease physician. "It's clearly a change aimed at enabling classroom instruction to go on."

Posted on March 20, 2021 in coronavirusInfectious Disease

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