(CBS DETROIT) — The Ferndale Public Schools district reinstated its indoor mask mandate for students and staff beginning Monday.
In an announcement on the district’s website, the decision was made as school officials were made aware of the high transmission of COVID in Oakland County.
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The county is one of 16 Michigan counties that has a high community level, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other affected counties include Antrim, Benzie, Calhoun, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne.
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The CDC recommends masks for all counties in the US with high levels.
“I know we all hoped that we could avoid masking up in our buildings again. However, at this time we believe it is best to follow the guidance of our local, state and federal health agencies,” Ferndale District Superintendent Dania Bazzi said in the announcement.
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