#1. CDC School Guidelines
The CDC has released guidelines for schools to reopen. The New York Times has a great cheat sheet to answer all your questions. The main part of the article reports that The Federal Government is not requiring that Teachers need to be vaccinated for schools to reopen, as long as other Guidelines are followed.
#2. MD Schools reopening
Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan has urged Maryland Schools to prepare to have students physically back in classrooms in March. The Baltimore Sun reports that The Governor made the announcement a few days ago citing that the State’s children were falling behind academically.
#3. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister is the new World Trade Organization Director-General. Africa News reports that she is the first African, and the first female to head the organization.
#4. A different Mardi Gras
The Pandemic isn’t stopping Mardi Gras! New Orleans has become creative on how to celebrate the famous day with a variety of safe options. Mardi Gras New Orleans shares that they have planned a drive-by event, virtual cooking classes, a virtual shoebox parade that the children will decorate and much more.