The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced today, Jan. 12, that school districts with universal mask mandates can now suspend contact tracing.
The reason is because of the higher contagiousness and spread of the omicron variant. According to the CDC, that has reduced the effectiveness of contact tracing in schools.
Watch the state’s latest Maine CDC briefing.
WATCH: The Maine CDC and DHHS commissioner are giving an update on the latest COVID-19 cases in the state. >https://t.co/DoxZE2Pp6O
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) January 12, 2022
Maine schools with universal masking can suspend COVID-19 contact tracing under new guidance https://t.co/qPasyBlFvu
— WMTW TV (@WMTWTV) January 12, 2022