Fauci: Unvaccinated kids must wear masks in school this fall
NIAID director Anthony Fauci said Friday that children who have not been vaccinated for the coronavirus will need to wear masks in schools this fall, CNN reports.
What they're saying: Fauci said that children in schools need to wear masks "when they're out there playing with their friends and, you know, particularly in an indoor situation."
- Fauci added that children younger than 12 will likely not be vaccinated until the end of the calendar year.
- He also said he can "almost guarantee" that most schools will require students who have not been inoculated to wear masks.
The big picture: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines earlier this week saying that fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks or socially distance in or outdoors regardless of crowd size in most cases.