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Ed Department: Students With Disabilities Must Be Considered As Schools Go Mask Optional

[Source: Disability Scoop]

Schools are being warned that they must continue to meet the needs of students with disabilities — including those at high risk from COVID-19 — as they do away with masking requirements and other pandemic precautions.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona wrote to educators and parents late last week in light of recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has led many schools to drop their mask requirements.

“The department recognizes the difficulties many families have experienced as they strived to balance the need to ensure their child’s physical safety and their child’s need for in-person learning,” Cardona wrote. “As we enter this next phase of pandemic response, we urge schools to lead with equity and inclusion to ensure all students have access to in-person learning alongside their peers.”

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