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Officials split on masking children in schools as pediatric hospitals fill up with Covid-19 patients

CNN Health

Updated 9:05 AM ET, Sat August 7, 2021

(CNN) The polarization surrounding mask mandates is deepening as some state and local officials spar on how to approach face coverings protocols in schools, a debate unfolding as more children contract Covid-19.

In Florida, which has the second-highest rate of new cases per capita after Louisiana, children’s hospitals and staff are “overwhelmed,” said Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert at Florida International University.