COBB COUNTY — Cobb County Schools have issued updated mask guidelines for school buildings, saying people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear them.
The decision is in response to new guidance issued by the CDC on Thursday. The CDC said individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks inside or outside.
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“In accordance with the new guidance, Cobb Schools will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear a mask,” officials said. “I would also like to make clear that any individual wishing to continue wearing a mask while attending school and/or school events should feel free to do so. "
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It’s unclear if the district will require teachers to keep wearing masks.
The district said they fully intend to begin the 2021-2022 school year with masks optional.
“We are looking forward to returning our entire focus to teaching and learning as soon as possible, as One Team,” officials said.
Marietta City Schools also announced they will no longer require masks inside school buildings, on school buses, or outside on school campuses for any students or staff who are fully vaccinated.
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