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School districts in lower transmission areas navigate CDC, DPI mask guidance ahead of school year

Health experts maintain that even if there is lower transmission in an area, students should be masked.”Six or seven or eight hours is a big chunk of the day,” said Dr. Ellen Wald, chair of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine. “It’s a time when they’re in close proximity with 20 to 30 other children in a single room. That doesn’t happen in the rest of the day.”