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CDC Relaxing Guidelines with Classrooms and Students

March 22nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday it is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines-  saying students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice. The revised recommendations represent a turn away from the 6-foot standard that has sharply limited how many students some schools can accommodate. Three feet gives school districts greater flexibility to have more students in for a prolonged period of time. The Allegany County Board of Education will be meeting in a previously scheduled session on Monday afternoon. School Board President Crystal Bender…