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CDC Issues New Guidelines Urging Schools to Reopen

HeadlineJul 24, 2020

Despite canceling the convention due to the dangers of the coronavirus, President Trump has called again for schools to fully reopen in the fall. But at least one school that will not be doing that is St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland, where Trump’s son Barron attends classes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines Thursday emphasizing the importance for schools to reopen, saying children face social, emotional and mental risks if kept at home. The CDC guidelines make no reference to the risks teachers and staff will face if schools reopen during a pandemic. Nationwide, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has topped 4 million as the number of cases has doubled over the past six weeks. Another 1,000 deaths were reported on Thursday, bringing the U.S. death toll to over 144,000.

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