Illinois School Officials Reduce Social Distancing Requirement To 3 Feet

Illinois School Officials Reduce Social Distancing Requirement To 3 Feet
In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago. The nation’s top public health agency on Friday, Feb. 12, provided a roadmap for reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic, emphasizing mask wearing and social distancing and saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening. Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool, File
Illinois School Officials Reduce Social Distancing Requirement To 3 Feet
In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago. The nation’s top public health agency on Friday, Feb. 12, provided a roadmap for reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic, emphasizing mask wearing and social distancing and saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening. Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool, File

Illinois School Officials Reduce Social Distancing Requirement To 3 Feet

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New guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health now allows for as little as 3 feet between students and fully vaccinated staff in schools across the state.

Reset checks in with the Chicago Teachers Union and a suburban school district superintendent for their reaction to the revised rule.

GUESTS: Jesse Sharkey, president of the Chicago Teachers Union

Michael Lubelfeld, superintendent of North Shore School District 112