The risk to students of reopening schools is quite small. For instance, more young adults aged 15-24 will drown than die from coronavirus. The challenge for re-opening schools is the risk posed to teachers, staff, and students' families.
Dr. Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics tells the 3rd hour of TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones why they are calling for in-person school to return in the fall. She says research has demonstrated kids do not spread the virus as much as adults do.
Two Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation on Thursday that would cut off federal funding to any school that does not reopen for in-person learning in the fall after being shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The hard-to-find waiver is now being asked for by more and more public schools. Local health officers may grant a waiver to allow elementary schools to reopen in-person instruction if the waiver is requested by the district superintendent .
By Evan Symon, July 21, 2020 3:09 pm
California districts can seek waiver for elementary schools from ban on in-school instruction.
Gavin Newsom didn’t mention it but new state guidelines banning in-school instruction in counties on a monitoring list for coronavirus infections includes a waiver provision that could exempt elementary schools.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio constantly tell us they’re following “science” and “the experts” as they decide on New York's reopening. Well, more and more experts agree on one thing: Kids will suffer if schools don’t open this fall.
The latest statistics show that California has doubled the number of tests since June 10, from 56K to as high as 137K tests performed per day. The positivity rate has been below the State threshold of 8% since 5/3 and is currently at 7.5%. Children between the ages of 0 -17 years are the only age group which has ZERO deaths to date and most states are similar.
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