The guidance issued by the CDC still calls for students or teachers who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks.By Meghan Schiller

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fully vaccinated teachers and students won’t have to wear masks in school this year.

The CDC has updated its guidance as more children age 12 and older have become vaccinated.

However, the CDC is not advising schools to require shots for teachers and eligible students, nor is it offering guidance on how teachers can know which students are vaccinated or how parents will know if teachers are immunized.

In May, the CDC updated its guidance, saying that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks in most public places.

Last month, in Pennsylvania, the statewide mask mandate was lifted. 

For more information and to read the CDC’s full updated guidance, click here.

Meghan Schiller