Miami-Dade Teachers’ Union Already Preparing For CDC’s Latest Recommendations For Fall Semester – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The US Centers for Disease Control updated their recommendations for the start of the new school year this fall.
The CDC said in-person tuition should be a priority for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Karla Hernandez Mats, president of the United Teachers of Dade, was already preparing and urging students who can be vaccinated to do so.
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“Our primary concern is to contain the rise in COVID and protect our educators, staff, students and the community at large. As the Delta variant is on the rise, we continue to encourage those who can to get a full vaccination before school starts and, whenever possible, provide masks for children under the age of 12 who have not yet had access to the vaccine, ” she said in a statement.
The CDC said schools can begin removing some COVID-19 logs based on local conditions. They suggest removing the prevention strategies one at a time so that they can be monitored for spikes in COVID.
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The federal agency emphasized that schools must remain transparent about the process to families, employees and the community.