CDC Announces Increase in COVID-19 Cases in School Districts Not Enforcing Mask Mandates

HEALTH. School and health officials have requested that mandates be applied / Courtesy DCPS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC for its acronym in English) detailed this Friday in a report that there are 3.5 times more probability of contagion of COVID-19 in schools that do not apply the mandates of face masks, a critical issue that has forced the intervention of justice.

Because it is important?: With the return to classes, school districts in the country promoted measures to prevent massive infections in their educational centers; However, different states and their governors intervened with sanctions to avoid the mandates and left the option of sending their children with masks to the parents and representatives.

  • According to the CDC, a recent study determined the impact of not forcing children to wear a mask, with clearly negative effects fueling the statistics of positive cases.
  • The delta variant has made itself felt with greater presence in recent months and its ease of transmission has also had children as victims.

The data: The federal agency’s report revealed that in Arizona state schools that did not apply the mask mandates there were 3.5 times more infections compared to schools that opened with the aforementioned requirement.

  • At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, about 2,000 schools have been closed due to outbreaks.
  • As for pediatric cases in the US, counties without mandates registered twice as many patients compared to the areas that applied the measure.

Main source of the news: CDC

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