Austin ISD, APH weighing choices amid CDC up to date masks steerage

AISD has launched a group survey earlier than updating its personal masks steerage.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) launched a brand new set of measures for communities experiencing falling charges of COVID-19.

In keeping with the brand new system, the CDC’s threat map is altering. It places greater than 70% of the nation’s inhabitants in counties the place the virus is posing a low or medium menace to hospitals. Folks in these areas can cease carrying masks.

In keeping with the CDC’s county checker, Travis County is amongst these at present posing a low menace. 

KVUE reached out to Austin Public Well being and Austin ISD to see if plans are in place to replace their very own present steerage on masking. Listed here are their statements:

“Austin Public Well being is contemplating the brand new steerage issued by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. We’re weighing these adjustments with native knowledge and the understanding that our group will host a number of occasions in a couple of weeks, together with a serious worldwide movie and music pageant. We all know the advantages of masking coupled with vaccine are clear and have protected our group again and again. We’ll present an replace on our suggestions Tuesday.”

“We’re within the strategy of partaking with the group and we’ll seek the advice of with our public well being consultants earlier than making any determination, as we now have all through the pandemic.”

The district has opened up a survey about masks and well being protocols. Solutions are capable of be submitted by March 6.

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