Parents Discuss Children's School Safety With CDC Director In Roxbury

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BOSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – The head of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Education Secretary stopped at the Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury Friday to talk about back to school safety.

The town hall-style session was an invite-only event with parents asking about how their children will be protected on re-entering the classroom.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said “what we found was when students follow the mitigation strategies that are in their schools, the primary one being mask-wearing, there was not evidence of spread within the school.”

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The CDC is recommending all students, teachers and staff where masks regardless of their vaccination status. The state education department is recommending masks for kids through sixth grade.

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker is leaving the decision up to local school districts.

WBZ’s Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) has more:

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