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School mask mandates continue to loosen

August 1, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Despite a new COVID-19 variant that has led to another surge in cases, mask mandates are continuing to loosen in school districts getting ready to open for the new school year.

A new wave of cases tied to omicron subvariant BA.5 is expected to go on for the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, Mara Aspinall, a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and COVID-19 testing advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation, told K-12 Dive last week.

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