California Supreme Court swiftly denies OC Board of Education school mask mandate petition

[Dr. Coleen] Cunningham, [professor], UC Irvine’s Department of Pediatrics, said COVID-19 could spread like the flu through schools if no precautions are taken. “We know that if you look at flu every year, you start to see it go up in kids before you start to see it go up in old folks,” Cunningham said. “We know the first group to sort of spread it around the community is usually the kids.” She said without safety measures, COVID outbreaks are happening. “What we’re seeing from this year is when people start to get kids together without masks and distancing, we start to get COVID outbreaks,” Cunningham said.