However, the recommendation is not envisaged to be implemented by all states. According to CNN, at least nine of them, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Vermont, have passed laws prohibiting local authorities from requiring mandatory masking in schools.
The list of schools that do not allow the obligation to wear a mask is constantly changing, but so far this is happening in states where Governors are from the Republican Party.
Although the recommendation has been criticized, dr. Antohony Fauci, director of the American National Institute on Allergic and Infectious Diseases, says it is appropriate, especially in areas where the number of coronavirus cases is rising sharply in recent weeks.
Some states, such as Connecticut, Hawaii, New Mexico, New York, Virginia and Washington, have stated that they will follow the academy’s recommendations and make it mandatory to wear the mask, regardless of the vaccine status of each individual. While California has left this decision in the hands of local authorities instead of making a decision at the central level.