CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

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NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials are relaxing social distancing recommendations for schools, now saying students can sit as close as 3 feet to each other in classrooms. The new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, announced Friday, signal the agency’s turn away from a the 6-foot distancing recommendation that had forced some schools to remove desks, stagger scheduling, and take other steps to keep kids apart.

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

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