The Cook County Health Department does not know how to read the CDC school guidelines.
School boards, no data supports mandatory masking school (or anywhere). Take the exit ramp, & say exactly what the CDC has said here:
Masks recommended (but not required).
Best argument back to school district that claims too big a risk of lawsuit if someone gets sick & we didn’t follow recommendations? Agree its a boogeyman & d/k of any place that it’s happened. But parents buy into this crap & roll over - more empathy for BOE/Super than kids.