In updated COVID-19 guidance released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says students can be 3 feet apart in classrooms, rather than... Will new social distancing guidance help Georgia schools?

In updated COVID-19 guidance released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says students can be 3 feet apart in classrooms, rather than 6 feet, as long as masks are worn. That may be a relief to Georgia districts struggling — and sometimes failing — at keeping children the 6 feet apart that the Atlanta-based agency had advised. The CDC cites three studies published in Friday’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that say, in addition to mask wearing, the reduced distancing is possible if other prevention measures are also taken.

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