FCAAP Supports Continued Use of Masks in Schools

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2021
Tallahassee, FL

 

Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Continued Use of Masks in Schools

Statement by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

“Taking into account that children under 12 years of age are not yet eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, most children are still at risk for Coronavirus infection and transmitting the infection to others.  Considering the recent CDC masking recommendations for schools, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) supports the continued, universal use of masks and physical distancing in schools by all individuals including students, faculty and staff through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  We also recommend the continuation of testing protocols in schools to mitigate the spread of infection.”

 

About FCAAP

Through its more than 2,500 members, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics promotes the health & welfare of Florida’s children and supports pediatricians & pediatric specialists as the best qualified providers of their healthcare. Learn more by visiting www.fcaap.org.

 

CONTACT:

Melanie Range
Communications Coordinator
Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
mrange@fcaap.org
850-224-3939