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U.S. Mask Mandates Set to Return as Cases Rise

Cases have been rising across the United States, with the new Omicron subvariant accounting for the majority of new infections. Although health authorities are confident that BA.2 will not cause a surge as bad as its predecessor, they are beginning to put up our defenses by reinforcing mask mandates. 

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Data Shows Mask Mandates in Schools Reduced COVID-19 Transmission by 72%
A group of researchers led by Duke University epidemiologist Danny Benjamin conducted a study on COVID-19 transmission rates in kindergarten to grade 12 public schools around U.S. districts. They found that schools with mask mandates in place had a significantly less COVID-19 transmission rate — 72% less, to be exact, which is about one-fourth the rate of schools with partial, optional, or no mask policies.
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Stay Aware, Stay Safe: Initial COVID-19 Symptoms in Children
Doctors have identified five signs that a child might be infected with Omicron. These include fever, runny nose, sore or itchy throat, body aches and pains, and dry cough. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms but the effects are mild, they do not need to be admitted to a hospital.
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Hybrid Learning in College: How Well Are Schools Implementing It?
The hybrid learning model finds significance in all academic levels but is especially more crucial in higher learning. College students require an educational format that is accessible and synchronous with traditional learning methods at the same time to prepare them for the real world.
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COVID-19 Guidelines for Resuming Vocational Education and Training

As cases begin to drop thanks to mass vaccinations, VET programs are being removed from the back burner and getting the much-awaited opportunity to resume courses — but not without adequate health and safety measures. NSW Health released Return to VET Guidelines to support colleges, training organizations, and students in resuming in-person training.

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