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California K-12 students will continue to wear masks indoors, says state department of public health

Voice of OC, July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

California K-12 students will continue to wear masks indoors, says state department of public health

Epidemiologist Sanghyuk Shin, [assistant professor of nursing], a public health expert at UC Irvine, told the Voice of OC earlier this week that children do contribute to the virus and schools will “definitely” be a place where the virus will be transmitted. “Children are human beings and they’re going to transmit,” Shin said in a phone interview Tuesday. “Definitely, that has been the case.” … He added masks are only one tool in the toolbox of preventing the virus and increased ventilation in schools is needed.