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CDC officials recommend opening schools with masks — but closing indoor dining and gyms

CDC researchers on Tuesday argued schools were unlikely to fuel major coronavirus transmission. The researchers suggested reopening schools with masks and social-distancing requirements. They said schools could be made safer with restrictions elsewhere such as restaurants and gyms. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. US schools began closing their […]
CDC officials recommend opening schools with masks — but closing indoor dining and gyms
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I’m a psychologist who specialises in trauma. Here’s how parents can help their kids feel safe and stress-free returning to school, whether online or in person.

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma; she’s assisted in a variety of disaster response efforts and is adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. Now, she writes, the big question on everyone’s mind is what to do about school reopenings. When […]
I’m a psychologist who specialises in trauma. Here’s how parents can help their kids feel safe and stress-free returning to school, whether online or in person.
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A Los Angeles school district — the 2nd largest in the US — says it will test all 600,000 students for COVID-19

The Los Angeles Unified School District started testing its students and employees for the coronavirus on Monday. It plans to test all its students and staff members throughout the upcoming school year. The district serves about about 600,000 students and 75,000 staff members. “Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary actions,” Superintendent […]
A Los Angeles school district — the 2nd largest in the US — says it will test all 600,000 students for COVID-19
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Fauci says there are 2 reasons we should reopen schools

Dr. Fauci said “we should try as best as we possibly can” to reopen schools for both the psychological and physical welfare of children and to avoid the effects closures will have on families. But there’s a big “however,” he said. “We must not compromise the health, the safety, and […]
Fauci says there are 2 reasons we should reopen schools
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The GOP’s new stimulus package ties two-thirds of school funding to reopening

The GOP has unveiled the “HEALS Act,” its new coronavirus stimulus package, which would allocate $US105 billion towards education. K-12 education would receive $US70 billion – but two-thirds of that would be tied to reopening. Local educational agencies must submit reopening plans to their state’s governor and get approval to […]
The GOP’s new stimulus package ties two-thirds of school funding to reopening