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CDC Relaxes COVID Social Distancing Guidelines for Schools

The CDC is relaxing COVID social distancing guidelines for schools paving the way for in-person learning to resume. The CDC has updated its school guidance and said students can sit three feet apart in classrooms rather than six feet. Elementary school students can be spaced closer together as long as everyone wears masks. Middle and high school students can also sit feet three apart as long as coronavirus spread in their area is not high. The change in guidelines comes after a study found no difference in COVID case rates among pupils or staff in districts that had students spaced more closely together.