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Minnesota state officials have recommended CDC school COVID-19 guidance for this fall, which includes all students, teachers, staff and visitors in school buildings wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Officials’ backing of the new federal coronavirus guidance is not a mandate, though. School masking policies will be left up to local districts to decide and will not be mandated by the Minnesota Department of Health or the Minnesota Department of Education, according to Education Commissioner Dr. Heather Mueller.
“In the end, because it is a local decision, each of our school boards and school leaders will be making the decision about what that looks like for their school communities,” Mueller said. “Not only will they be making a decision about masks or not masks, they will also be making the decisions about what that means for students or families who do not want to wear a mask if they have a masking policy.”
On Tuesday, Rochester Public Schools became the first district in Minnesota to require face masks be worn by students aged up to 11, according to Bring Me the News.
Paired with the mask guidance, other CDC recommendations include: