Delta Variant Causing Michigan School Districts to Set Safety Rules
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to school without wearing a mask, it's now time to focus on safety rules as the delta variant rises here in Michigan.
Once again we're back at the drawing board coming up with everything we can to keep our kids safe at school with so much concern about this new variant of COVID-19.
So far, Lansing Schools, Grand Ledge, Holt, and Okemos will be required to where masks when school begins in less than a month.
According to the Lansing State Journal:
Health officials know more about COVID-19 and prevention strategies to utilize in the classroom. Vaccinations are available for people 12 and up, meaning some students and adult educators can now be vaccinated. More teachers are comfortable returning in-person with the shot available.
Safety in all of our schools will be a high priority based on everything we're reading these days.
Right now there are several local and national businesses that are asking people to mask up for the safety of others who have not been vaccinated yet.
The Lansing State Journal adds:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated guidance for schools, recommending universal mask-wearing in buildings as COVID-19 variants spread. The agency recommends that schools promote vaccinations, but stops short of recommending a mandate, though many universities have mandated vaccinations for students and staff.
I'm sure that most parents who have children going back to school very soon are extremely concerned with the fact that the delta variant continues to spread throughout Michigan.
The best thing that parents can do is to get their children vaccinated and follow school protocols once school begins.
If that means wearing masks again along with social distancing and washing hands frequently, that's exactly what must be done for their safety.