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Here's how DMPS is preparing for the 2021-22 school year following latest CDC guidance

Iowa's largest school district, Des Moines Public Schools, will welcome students back in less than a month. District leaders are outlining what they are doing to keep students and staff safe. First: DMPS is not requiring staff or eligible students to get the covid-19 vaccine, but does encourage people 12 and older to get a shot. Regarding face masks, right now the CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools regardless of vaccination status. In Iowa, schools cannot mandate mask-wearing. Full story: https://www.weareiowa.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/2021-22-school-year-covid-protocols-des-moines-public-schools-masking-teachers-students/524-0e2f5d04-2d92-4586-8c0e-328f86f09246 Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/weareiowalocal5news Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa

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