Back To School: CDC Issues New Guidelines For Returning To Classrooms

Vaccines for teachers are recommended, but not required. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

ATLANTA (NBC News) — The Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines for school districts working to switch from online to in-person learning.

Washing hands, universal and correct use of masks, and social distancing remain top priorities.

They also suggest stepped-up testing, contact tracing and vaccines for teachers when available.

A recent survey by the National Education Association indicates 82-percent of its’ members still haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Educators aren’t the only ones waiting

Long lines, scheduling mix-ups and a lack of vaccine continue to make getting a shot difficult across the country.

The White House has announced a new deal to acquire 200 million additional doses of vaccine and is deploying military and medical teams to help streamline the process.

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