CDC ON OPENING SCHOOLS

The best available evidence from countries that have opened schools indicates that COVID-19 poses low risks to school-aged children, at least in areas with low community transmission, and suggests that children are unlikely to be major drivers of the spread of the virus. Reopening schools creates opportunity to invest in the education, well-being, and future of one of America’s greatest assets—our children—while taking every precaution to protect students, teachers, staff and all their families.

The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall | CDC

In essence the CDC says it is really great to get kids back to school because only a few will get sick and die, and will not hurt their family if they are the very young. But the big “if and but” is that there should be low community transmission. Where is that? In very few town, counties and states.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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