Why are you adopting DESE/MO DHSS masking guidance now instead of when it was released?

At the time, Clay County Public Health Center did not have local, school-based data to support this protocol. However, after evaluation of data collected from the Fall 2020 semester, CCPHC now feels confident in adopting this guidance.

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1. Does this new guidance recommend more restrictive measures for elementary schools?
2. Does this new guidance recommend more restrictive measures for sports?
3. What if social distancing of six feet in classrooms is not possible with all students attending?
4. Is there any data that would indicate differences in transmission based on school being in session three, four, or five days per week versus two?
5. Will the Clay County dashboard be updated to reflect the updated CDC guidelines? Why is the positivity rate no longer being used as a criterion?
6. Why are you adopting DESE/MO DHSS masking guidance now instead of when it was released?