IDPH recommend schools allow parents, kids decide whether to wear masks – KCCI Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa– The new recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health on Friday stated schools ought to let moms and dads and students make their own decision about wearing face masks. The IDPH director made the recommendation in a letter to schools, kid care service providers and regional health departments.
The director said the department changed its assistance to suggest that schools and childcare settings approach COVID-19 like other child health problems, and the department is modifying guidance to suggest that kids exposed to COVID-19 no longer needs to stay at home whether they wear a mask or not. Des Moines Public School District informed KCCI that its going to keep requiring masks because few trainees have actually been immunized and there are only three weeks left of the academic year. The district said it will be revisiting some mitigation efforts for summertime programs with the hope to start a typical academic year in August.

The director said the department adjusted its guidance to advise that schools and child care settings approach COVID-19 like other child diseases, and the department is modifying guidance to advise that kids exposed to COVID-19 no longer should remain house whether they wear a mask or not. Des Moines Public School District informed KCCI that its going to keep requiring masks due to the fact that couple of trainees have been vaccinated and there are only 3 weeks left of the school year.