Colorado’s American Academy Of Pediatrics Pushes For Universal Mask Mandates In Schools – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics wants state leaders to introduce universal mask mandates for all schools and daycare centers in the state. The group sent a letter to Gov. Jared Police, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials who urged action.

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The chapter says the mandates would be consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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The group also mentions masks that would help protect children who cannot yet be vaccinated and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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“The current patchwork of school policies across the state will result in more COVID-19 cases, more virus transmission, more quarantines, and repeated school closures,” Edward C. (Ted) Maynard, MD, FAAP, AAP-CO Chapter President .

They also cite the following reasons for universal masking:

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The University of Colorado Boulder announced Tuesday that masks must be worn indoors starting this fall semester. It is one of many organizations that require masks while some other school districts in the Denver metro area only recommend them.

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