After Denver Public Schools announced on Aug. 3 that they will be requiring all students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside schools to start the school year, parents and students were not happy with the decision.

On Aug.4, Denver7 recorded footage of hundreds of students and parents outside the Jefferson County Public Health building to protest the mandates. The new rules require students ages 3 to 11 to wear masks, and recommend masks for students 12 and older.

Jefferson County Public Health is heavily encouraging any students ages 12 and up to get vaccinated before the school year. However, in accordance with Denver mandates for staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated before the end of September, masks will still be required regardless of vaccination status.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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