Lee County schools to review new CDC guidelines

Posted at 1:27 AM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 01:27:43-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control cut social distancing in the classroom from six feet to three feet.

This change is supported as long as all students are wearing masks.

The Lee County school district has been following mask-wearing guidelines from the CDC in order to safely re-open schools. Now, 80 percent of students are back in the classroom.

Rob Spicker, a representative for the Lee County School District, says that following the guidelines as best as they can have led to success in getting thousands back in school buildings. He says that the District also relies on a Pandemic task force to review current policies.

"We have a regular group that meets, sometimes multiple times a week about various policies related to COVID," says Spicker.

The school district says that they are not sure if any changes will be made to their official policy due to the new CDC guidelines. The task force is set to meet Wednesday to review the update.

"It's their first meeting since Friday's announcement from the CDC, so its the first chance for this group that sets policy to review the recommendations and see if that will change anything within the school district," says Spicker.