FRAMINGHAM – Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control updated its guidance for face coverings/masks this week, Framingham Public Schools announced students and staff will wear masks through the end of the 2020-21 school year.
“The CDC relaxed guidelines on mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals. Massachusetts is taking the new guidelines under advisement before adopting them. For the remainder of this school year, we will continue to require students and staff to wear masks at all times as described in our District Face Coverings Policy. Thank you for continuing to follow this policy,” wrote the district in an email to families this afternoon, May 14.
The CDC and the FDA also approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals as young as age 12 this week.
The district recommended anyone age 12 and older to receive the two-dose vaccine.