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CDC updates school classroom social-distance guidelines – from 6 feet to 3 feet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday is updating its physical distancing guidelines for children in schools by reducing the space from 6 feet to 3 feet.

The agency said the update was made in response to new data and recommended 3 feet with some qualification – including that each student is wearing a mask, according to CNN.

The CDC also on Friday will release three new studies it says support the update, the cable TV and digital news outlet also said.