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    White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday dismissed the possibility that tepid Democratic support for reopening schools will hurt the party with voters. A reporter asked Psaki at a by-phone press conference about a concerted Republican attack on Democrats, including President Biden, who have been shy about advocating for reopening amid nationwide resistance from Democrat-aligned teachers unions. “Let me first say on the political front that no polling I have seen has shown that is effective, and there was actually a poll out yesterday that showed that President Biden and teachers were the most trusted entities in terms of determining when school should reopen,” Psaki said, apparently referring to a Morning Consult/Politico poll that found a partisan divide on the issue. In response to a follow-up question, Psaki said that “the president, the vice president and this White House don’t see reopening schools through a political prism. We see...
    More On: Coronavirus Pfizer, Moderna vaccines offer weaker protection against this COVID strain Finland COVID-19 variant reportedly may not show up in tests Two men posed as feds to avoid wearing masks at Florida resort Some COVID-19 patients left with nodules on eyeballs, study finds White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday dismissed the possibility that tepid Democratic support for reopening schools will hurt the party with voters. A reporter asked Psaki at a by-phone press conference about a concerted Republican attack on Democrats, including Biden, who have been shy about advocating for reopening amid nationwide resistance from Democrat-aligned teachers unions. “Let me first say on the political front that no polling I have seen has shown that is effective, and there was actually a poll out yesterday that showed that President Biden and teachers were the most trusted entities in terms of determining when school should reopen,”...
    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley pressed the Department of Homeland Security Thursday over its withdrawal of a rule proposed by the Trump administration to require U.S. schools to disclose their partnerships with Confucius Institutes, which the Republican says the Chinese government uses as a “propaganda tool” within the U.S. “Withdrawing the rule is cause for serious concern and weakens our ability to detect and deter foreign influence efforts by the communist Chinese government,” Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, according to a letter obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. “DHS must explain whether it will re-submit the rule and what steps it has taken to detect and deter communist Chinese government influence activity within our academic environment,” wrote Grassley. On Jan. 26, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of DHS, withdrew a rule proposed by the Trump...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two Pittsburgh City Council members introduced legislation to declare a “state of educational emergency” within the city. Ricky Burgess and Daniel Lavelle say they want to assess, address and evaluate the state of education within Pittsburgh’s schools. They say the combination of the pandemic and institutional racism have fueled an education gap within the city’s schools and among African American students.
    Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools within the first 100 days of his presidency “may not happen.” “The president is taking very seriously the issue both from the students’ standpoint and from the teachers’ standpoint,” Fauci said during a virtual meeting with the American Federation of Teachers, the second-largest teacher’s union in the United States, and the National Education Association. “And he really wants to, and believes, that the schools need to reopen in the next 100 days, essentially all K-8 schools within 100 days.” WATCH: “That’s the goal,” he continued. “That may not happen. Because there may be mitigating circumstances. But what he really wants to do is everything within his power to help get to that.” Biden promised during his campaign to reopen schools within the first 100 days of...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned in a new interview that President Joe Biden’s push to reopen most schools within 100 days “may not happen” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Among a flurry of executive orders, Biden has issued an order requiring the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide federal guidance on reopening, “with the goal of getting a majority of K-8 schools safely open in 100 days.” “The president is taking very seriously the issue … both from the student standpoint and from the teacher standpoint,” Fauci said during a virtual event sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association, according to Education Week. “He really wants to and believes that the schools need to reopen in the next 100 days, essentially all the K to 8 schools, within 100 days. That’s the goal,” continued Fauci, 80, the director of the National Institute of Allergy...
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    (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, cautioned Thursday that President Joe Biden's push to reopen most schools within 100 days "may not happen" as the US continues to grapple with high Covid-19 transmission."The President is taking very seriously the issue ... both from the student standpoint and from the teacher standpoint," Fauci said during a virtual event sponsored by the National Education Association."He really wants to and believes that the schools need to reopen in the next 100 days, essentially all the K to 8 schools, within 100 days. That's the goal. That may not happen because there may be mitigating circumstances, but what he really wants to do is everything within his power to help get to that."Biden is pushing Congress to approve another $170 billion for K-12 schools, colleges and universities to help them operate safely in person or facilitate remote learning. Congress approved $82...
    BORIS Johnson has announced some lockdown restrictions could be eased within the next THREE WEEKS. The PM said he is "looking at the potential of relaxing some measures" before the middle of February. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Boris Johnson said the lockdown could be eased by mid-February Credit: Reuters But he could not give a guarantee schools would be back before Easter. He said: "I do think now this massive achievement has been made of rolling out this vaccination programme, I think people want to see us making sure we don't throw that away by having a premature relaxation and then another big surge of infection. "I totally understand the frustrations of parents, I really thank teachers for what they're doing, the immense efforts they're going to to teach kids online, and the Government has provided a lot of laptops… I...
    President Joe Biden is pledging to reopen most K-12 schools within 100 days — an ambitious goal as Covid cases surge and teachers across the country fight some plans to reopen. Teachers’ union leaders say they are pleased with Biden’s sense of urgency and focus, but they warn that the 100-day pledge may need to be a goal rather than a fixed target. Biden is expected to sign several executive actions Thursday, his second day in office, to help support the reopening goal and establish a national strategy to get the coronavirus under control, but the measures stop short of requiring schools to reopen within any set time frame. One executive order will direct the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide reopening guidance to schools with a focus on masking, testing and cleaning. A separate presidential memorandum will offer reimbursement to schools for purchases of personal...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is pledging to reopen most K-12 schools within 100 days -- an ambitious goal as Covid cases surge and teachers across the country fight some plans to reopen.Teachers' union leaders say they are pleased with Biden's sense of urgency and focus, but they warn that the 100-day pledge may need to be a goal rather than a fixed target.Biden is expected to sign several executive actions Thursday, his second day in office, to help support the reopening goal and establish a national strategy to get the coronavirus under control, but the measures stop short of requiring schools to reopen within any set time frame.View on app: National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic PreparednessOne executive order will direct the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide reopening guidance to schools with a focus on masking, testing and cleaning. A separate presidential...
    An unused classroom at Karl Marx secondary school in Saxony-Anhalt, Gardelegen, in Germany. Due to the still comparatively tense Covid-19 situation, stricter rules apply in Saxony-Anhalt as well as nationwide. Schools are to remain in emergency operation until at least the end of January.Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — The science around the link between children and the spread of the coronavirus is still evolving, but a growing body of evidence seems to suggest that kids attending school do play an important role in community transmission. It comes at a time when the resurgent spread of Covid-19 has prompted most of Europe to adopt the strictest level of public health measures, with many countries in the region shutting schools as part of a broader plan to curb infection rates and alleviate the strain on already stressed health facilities. The polarizing issue of whether schools should stay...
    NORCO, Calif. (KABC) -- The Corona-Norco Unified School District in Riverside County has voted to resume in-person learning.Classes at year-round schools are set to begin on Jan 5, while traditional schools will return on Jan. 12.The CNUSD board says safety protocols are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 on the district's campuses.A school will be closed if 5% or more of students and staff test positive within a 14-day period, officials said.A districtwide shutdown will be triggered if 25% of the district's schools close within a 14-day period.Schools would then transition back to remote learning.
    President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reopen a majority of the nation’s schools within the first 100 days of his presidency, but an education expert explains that plan doesn’t reflect the urgency of returning students to school and that schools should have already opened.  One hundred days is nearly an entire school semester that will be spent behind a computer for thousands of students who are already suffering the consequences of prolonged distance learning, Frederick Hess, resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute explained to the Daily Caller.  Biden has said that if Congress provides funding, his administration would push for a majority of schools to reopen by the end of his first 100 days in office.  In the first 100 days of my administration, we will: – Ask all Americans to mask up – Administer 100 million vaccine shots – Get most schools...
    President-elect Joe Biden reiterated his call for most schools to reopen within his first 100 days in office during a virtual call Wednesday afternoon with a bipartisan group of about 30 state governors. Biden has emphasized school reopenings as a key initial step in his incoming administration’s plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The president-elect called on governors to assist in ensuring that schools within their states have the resources they need to safely reopen. PENCE TO GET CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FRIDAY, BIDEN NEXT WEEK Video"I'm going to ask, and I know it's going to be controversial with some of you, but I'm going to ask that we’re going to be able to open schools at the end of one hundred days," Biden said during the call. "That's going to take a lot of money, but we know how to do it. If we have the money and the funding everything...
    MODESTO (CBS13) – Modesto City Schools confirmed Friday that a teacher within the district died from COVID-19 complications. The identity of the teacher was not released and it is unknown what school the teacher worked at. Modesto City Schools said no students within the district were exposed. Acording to the district, it was learned the teacher contracted the coronavirus outside of work. Upon notifying the school they were symptomatic, the teacher immediately quarantined at home. The teacher’s family later informed the district the cause of death was related to complications from the virus. More from CBS Sacramento: ‘Something To Look Forward To’: Health Officials Remain Positive As COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduled To Arrive At UC Davis Health Bear That Attacked Grass Valley Man’s Dog Will Not Be Trapped And Moved California DMV Temporarily Halts Behind-The-Wheel Driving Tests
    By Doina Chiacu and Peter Szekely WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a Thanksgiving weekend when the number of people traveling through U.S. airports reached its highest since mid-March, a top government official said on Monday some Americans could begin receiving coronavirus vaccinations before Christmas. U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized and shipped within days of a Dec. 10 meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration tasked with reviewing trial data and recommending whether it warrants approval. A vaccine from Moderna Inc could follow a week later, he said, after the company announced on Monday that it would apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization. "So we could be seeing both of these vaccines out and getting into people's arms before Christmas," Azar said on CBS' "This Morning." The federal government will ship the vaccines. State governors will decide how they are...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- One week of coordinated testing will begin for school districts within Rockland County's yellow zone.The Rockland County Department of Health has partnered with Good Samaritan Hospital to provide the testing, which will being on Monday. November 30.Schools within the yellow zone are required to test 20% of students, faculty and staff over the two-week period immediately following the announcement of a yellow zone designation in order to remain open for in-person learning.MORE NEWS: "COVID tested" flights to take off from JFK, Newark airports next monthEMBED More News Videos Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with "COVID tested" flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome's main airport said Thursday. If the results of the testing show the COVID positivity rate below the threshold for a yellow zone, testing will no longer be required...
    TOWNSON, Md. (AP) — A state audit released this week concluded that the computer network of Baltimore County public schools did not safeguard sensitive personal information and had other serious risks. The Office of Legislative Audits released the report of the assessment Tuesday, the day before the school district’s network was shut down by a ransomware attack, the Baltimore Sun reported. The audit states that 26 publicly accessible servers located within the district’s network instead of being isolated in a separate network “could expose the internal network to attack from external sources” if compromised. “Significant risks existed within BCPS’ computer network,” the auditors wrote based on fieldwork conducted between May 2019 and February. “For example, monitoring of security activities over critical systems was not sufficient and its computer network was not properly secured.” The ransomware attack has left 115,000 students without classes as the district shifted to remote learning because...
    Paramus Public Schools will be closed until January due to high rate of COVID-19 transmission within the schools, district officials said. In a letter to parents sent Nov. 25, Superintendent Sean P. Adams said the number and frequency of cases have risen to levels that place the district within the state's "very high risk of community transmission" category. The New Jersey Health Department apparently recommended the district close facilities, after an outbreak was detected by the state's Department of Disease Reporting and Surveillance System. Paramus Schools' switch to a full-remote learning model will begin Nov. 30. In-person classes are expected to resume Jan. 19. Have been advised and I am in receipt of notice (copy below) that effective November 30, 2020 the Paramus School... Posted by Mayor Richard LaBarbiera on Wednesday, November 25, 2020"If rates within our community do not subside, however, we may be forced to extend the full-remote period beyond...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is set to begin a COVID rapid test program that will allow students and staff to be tested if they are showing symptoms. Phase 1 of the program will begin in early December in 134 school districts, charter schools, and special education collaboratives. Parents must sign off to allow their child to be tested. When a student’s rapid test comes back positive it is not treated as a confirmed test, but instead indicates the student requires a PCR test. Sec. of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders said Abbott rapid tests were able to successfully detect COVID-19 in children and young people 79% of the time, and adults 97% of the time, if they had reported symptoms within the last week. “Some people may experience the onset of symptoms while at school,” said Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley. “The Abbott tests will...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus among students in Mississippi have nearly doubled in a week's time, according to data released by the department of health. The number of students who tested positive for coronavirus increased from 579 from Nov. 2 through Nov. 6 to more than 1,000 from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13. Last week, schools reported 70 outbreaks, which means more than three cases were reported within a confined setting over the course of two weeks. “You see that things are really starting to heat up,” State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said Tuesday during a virtual briefing with reporters. Byers was addressing coronavirus developments in Mississippi's school system. More than 14,000 students in Mississippi have been placed in quarantine within the last week, according to the state. That's compared with about 9,000 students during the previous week....
    An entire Morris County school district has shifted to remote learning after more than 30 COVID-19 cases returned positive. The Morris School District will be fully-remote until Nov. 30, district officials said Sunday. At least half of the cases were linked to Morristown High School, which closed Nov. 13.  With "dozens more test results pending," district officials on Sunday expanded the transition to include all schools. “This decision is a result of significant spread of the coronavirus within our local community and the need for impactful action in an effort to slow it down,“ the announcement said. Meanwhile, contract tracing is underway, with in-person learning set to resume on Nov. 30. “We fully intend to reopen our schools on November 30 and hope that by closing now, we will be able to remain open throughout December,” the update said.  “This situation is fluid, and we will share more information within the...
    When Loudoun County, Virginia, students who chose hybrid in-person learning return to public school classrooms on Dec. 1, county Health Director David Goodfriend expects the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to rise. He said his goal is to prevent spread of the coronavirus within Loudoun County Public Schools. Goodfriend, and the school system’s COVID-19 dashboard of confirmed cases and quarantine data show isolated cases of students or staff members contracting coronavirus throughout the county. “We do expect, on occasion that we will get positive cases in the school. What we really hope to avoid is disease transmission within the school, so we don’t have outbreaks,” Goodfriend told WTOP. He said outbreaks have been prevented within individual public schools, because contact tracing has shown that affected students and staff had largely been following COVID-19 mitigation strategies. “Some of our private schools we’ve had concerns where there have been outbreaks and we’ve...
    Several Bergen County schools are reporting COVID-19 cases. Individuals tested positive at Northern Valley Demarest, Ridgewood and Ramsey high schools this week.  NVD switched to remote learning Nov. 10 and will resume in-person learning Nov. 18, Superintendent James Santana said in a tweet. NV Old Tappan was also closed for contact tracing, he said. Ramsey High School reported two positive on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and closed the same day pending recommendations from the borough's health officer. Additional cases were reported earlier this year at Ramsey HS and the Eric S. Smith School. Ridgewood schools reported a total of six cases within the district -- two each at the high school, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and George Washington Middle School. All cases were unrelated to each other, officials said, and were not within the school buildings. The new cases bring the district's total to 17 since the school year began.
    Several Bergen County schools are reporting COVID-19 cases. Individuals tested positive at Northern Valley Demarest, Ridgewood and Ramsey high schools this week.  NVD switched to remote learning Nov. 10 and will resume in-person learning Nov. 18, Superintendent James Santana said in a tweet. NV Old Tappan was also closed for contact tracing, he said. Ramsey High School reported two positive on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and closed the same day pending recommendations from the borough's health officer. Additional cases were reported earlier this year at Ramsey HS and the Eric S. Smith School. Ridgewood schools reported a total of six cases within the district -- two each at the high school, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and George Washington Middle School. All cases were unrelated to each other, officials said, and were not within the school buildings. The new cases bring the district's total to 17 since the school year began.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) — Secondary students at Butler Area School District will continue remote instruction this week, according to the district’s superintendent. In a letter to parents dated Nov. 5, Superintendent Dr. Brian J. White Jr. said that while elementary students, students in special education and students at Center Avenue Community School would proceed with in-person learning, secondary students would still learn from home. Butler Area School District moved middle and high school students to online-only instruction on Oct. 30 amid rising coronavirus cases in the district. At that time, the district said that it would evaluate whether it was safe for secondary students to return to school in-person on Friday, Nov. 6. Related: Butler Area School District Moving Middle And High School Students Online-Only Dr. White Jr. wrote on Nov. 5 that he intended to adjust the district’s Operating Status Chart to...
    A second Bergen County school district has extended its all-remote learning period until January 2021. The Wallington Board of Education made the decision during its meeting on Monday, after schools had been closed for two weeks to mitigate cases within the schools. Hybrid learning was expected to resume on Jan. 19, 2021, Wallington Superintendent of Schools Dr. James J. Albro said Tuesday in a letter to parents. "These kinds of decisions are both difficult and impactful to our students, staff, and families," he said. "With the holiday season approaching the spread of this virus will likely be more active as families gather and travel for the holidays." A football player tested positive following the Oct. 9 game, however, Albro did not say how many cases were currently in the district. The decision was made in conjunction with the Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission on the cases reported within the district and community, Albro said. Other...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's health chief said Tuesday he has “broad” legal authority to curb the coronavirus, as he issued additional orders reinstituting restrictions negated by a state Supreme Court ruling and requiring schools to notify the public of infections. Robert Gordon, director of the Department of Health and Human Services, reinstated rules for nursing homes and other congregate-care settings. He also told local health departments to inform K-12 schools within 24 hours of learning of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19. A school must post it on its website within 24 hours of being notified. The steps came a day after Gordon ordered the wearing of masks and limits on gathering sizes following the court decision that declared unconstitutional a law Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had used to unilaterally extend an emergency order and underlying virus-related restrictions. He again cited a 1978...
    Last Updated 12:30 pm EDT, 9/22/2020 Overview Governor Whitmer concerned about schools in Michigan as Central Michigan University Cases Double. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 718 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 15 deaths Tuesday. Stay At Home New COVID-19 forecasts show a “fragile balance,” but the potential for a quiet summer in Detroit. Reopening Representatives in Michigan’s movie theater industry are pushing for the state to allow them to re-open as they meet today in front of the Michigan Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Closures Kensington Metropark had to temporarily shut down their splash pad Tuesday for further cleaning after an employee was tested COVID-19 positive. Events Detroit families say final goodbyes at COVID-19 Memorial. Healthcare Status A $25m grant will go toward PPE for Michigan’s medical facilities. Schools WSU says if cases reach 15 percent or at least three...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- As some schools in Orange County reopened for in-person instruction Tuesday, COVID-19 numbers are improving enough to move the county up to the orange tier on the state's tracking system within a week.The overall positivity rate is expected to go from 3.9% to 3.1% and the daily case count per 100,000 people is expected to drop from 4.7% to 3.6%, Kim said. The percentages could be up or down, but in that neighborhood, he added."There has been a steady but consistent decline in testing positivity rate," Kim said. "Things are looking good."Moving up to the orange tier means that more businesses would be allowed to further reopen. Retail businesses and malls could operate at full capacity, instead of at 50% capacity in the red tier.Churches, restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and aquariums would be allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Gyms and fitness centers can boost...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Over a dozen Catholic elementary schools within Sacramento County have been approved through waivers to restart in-person instruction, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento confirmed on Thursday. Lincoln Snyder, a superintendent and executive director of schools for the diocese, said 3,049 students among grades TK-6 can return to campus as early as September 16. According to Snyder, the diocese has been in contact with Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasiry and other county health officials for the past few months to discuss the institutions’ return-to-school plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the Sacramento County schools, the diocese has already had schools in five counties – Tehama, Shasta, Nevada, El Dorado, and Placer – reopen without waivers and said others in Solano, Yolo, Butte, and Sutter Counties are looking to get waivers approved. The 16 schools are: Our Lady of the Assumption School...
    A woman wearing a protective mask walks on the Columbia University campus on March 9, 2020 in New York City. Schools nationwide are continuing to open amid the pandemic, despite the U.S. government’s lack of response handling the novel coronavirus. While many students and professors have been urging schools to go remote for the fall, some have opened anyway only to close days later. Others have opted for complete online or remote learning for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19 concerns. Reports of COVID-19 outbreaks on campus have been reported in at least 36 states across the country. As students return to dormitories and in-person classes a rise in cases is no surprise, especially with a lack of testing and virus plans in place. At the University of Alabama alone more than 1,000 students tested positive for coronavirus since classes resumed in August, Daily Kos reported. Other...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Seneca Valley School District has suspended football practice starting on Wednesday due to coronavirus concerns. It is believed a player possibly came in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. The postponement means that they also were forced to postpone their first game against North Allegheny on September 11 and their scrimmage with Pine Richland. Following the postponements, the WPIAL provided teams with rescheduling guidelines. The WPIAL emphasized safety, not postseason reward when rescheduling games. “The intent of moving forward with 2020 fall sports is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to compete safely for as long as possible,” the guidelines read. “Therefore, the focus of all teams should be safety first, competition second, and post-season as a potential reward.” Teams were also informed they were no penalties for cancellation of seasons due to school district decisions, schools...
    Florida confirmed almost 9,000 new COVID-19 cases among children within 15 days in August as schools reopen, according to state data released Tuesday. The Florida Department of Health recorded a total of 48,730 confirmed coronavirus cases among children, according to a report with data through Monday. The data shows an increase of 8,995 confirmed cases since the previous report which included data from 15 days earlier on Aug. 9.  For the 15 days before Aug. 9, the state confirmed a similar 8,585 new COVID-19 cases among children. As of Monday, the state has confirmed 17,311 cases among those aged 14 to 17, 8,248 cases among those aged 11 to 13, 12,946 among those aged 5 to 10, 7,616 among those aged 1 to 4 and 2,609 among those less than 1 year old.  Out of the 8,995 new cases in 15 days, more than 80 percent, or 7,282, were discovered...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts has developed a rapid testing response program that will be available for schools if there are signs of a potential cluster developing among students and teachers. “Currently, this program can be deployed to test students within a particular classroom or other groups,” Baker said. “A local health department and the Department of Public Health at the state level will work with a local school district to determine certain conditions are met, and that this program should be deployed.” Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders laid out some of the minimal conditions that will apply for a town to quality for the mobile response. Among the criteria: Two or more students or staff within the classroom group develop COVID-19 within a 14-day period and transmission exposure appear to have occurred in the classroom. More than 3% of the cohort or grade, which means at...
    Matt Lambert says that even with safety precautions, schools will be closing left and right. A doctor has warned that if schools reopen in the fall for the 2020-2021 school year as-scheduled, they’ll be closed by the end of October due to children and teachers sick with both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu, Business Insider reported. Matt Lambert, an emergency medicine physician, said that the coronavirus, the pathogen that causes the respiratory illness that has killed nearly 160,000 people in the United States, is “more prevalent now than it has been at any other time.” And, he said, if we open schools while the pandemic is still raging, it’s all but guaranteed that children are going to pass it to each other, and to the adults who work with them. “Kids can contract the virus — kids can transmit the virus. There might be some varying levels of what it’s...
    The deadline for schools to submit potential reopening plans has come, and the state will now make a determination on when and how classes will resume in the fall amid the COVID-19 outbreak. School districts had until Friday, July 31 to submit potential reopening plans which include in-person, remote, and hybrid-learning options. Schools have been discussing options since the State Board of Education provided guidance to districts on Monday, July 13. Plans must include how schools proposals to reduce capacity in the classroom, cafeteria’s, and buses, potentially staggered admission times, and plans for what happens if there is a spike in COVID-19 cases in a certain region. Related story - COVID-19: These Steps Are Needed To Safely Reopen Schools, NY State Teachers Union Says Districts also must outline how they are going to socially distance children, plans for PPE, screening students and staff, sanitizing buildings, and other contingency plans...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The 2020 AdvoCare Classic game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and University of Southern California Trojans at AT&T Stadium this upcoming season has been canceled. The game was scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 5. Officials said the game was canceled due to “conference scheduling policy changes.” The decision comes after the Pac-12 conference announced earlier this month that its teams, including football, would only play games within the conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said on July 10. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite disarray in the Republican ranks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed Wednesday to unveil a draft COVID-19 aid package as the White House resists Democratic demands for more virus testing, state funding and housing eviction protections. Key GOP senators revolted over the emerging effort as the price tag could quickly swell above $1 trillion. Conservative Republicans vowed to slow walk passage of any bill. But pressure is mounting as the virus crisis deepens and a $600 weekly unemployment boost and housing relief comes to an end Friday. “We’re hopeful we’ll be able to get there,” McConnell told reporters. But some Republicans are resisting more big-ticket spending. “I just don’t see the need for it,” Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told reporters Wednesday. “ Conservative Republicans have vowed to slow walk passage of any bill, while exasperated Democrats, who passed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s more...
    MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- While the Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement on schools remaining closed in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list was expected, the prospect of distance learning still elicited strong reactions from parents and from teachers."It's starting to resonate. I can't do this for the entire semester or a couple of months on my own," Marissa Cowan, a single mom in Martinez said.Jonathan Alloy, father of a 7 and a 9-year-old in San Francisco said, "We are very supportive of schools being virtual, but there isn't consideration for what working parents are going to do. Working parents can't teach and elementary school kids can't be on zoom every day for six hours by themselves."RELATED: Gov. Newsom announces which California school districts can reopen in the fall amid coronavirus crisisIt's a dilemma hitting close to home.Some working parents who can afford to are already hiring a caregiver to supervise...
    The exact plan for the 2020-21 school year in Montgomery County, Maryland, remains in question, but the school board set a date for when more details will become available. In a Wednesday media briefing, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith said “there are not great options” for a return to school buildings in the fall. But, a meeting on Aug. 6 is expected to determine when students will be brought back for in-person learning “if the conditions and the trends continue to stay as they are now,” Smith said. “We’re going to open schools on Aug. 31 for all of our students … it’ll be a remote learning situation, and then we’re going to see how we can move into other models as that becomes possible,” he said. Smith said the school system will adjust the plan accordingly while working with state and county officials. “Our goal is to...
    (CNN)The list of athletics programs in universities across the US reporting coronavirus cases is growing.From Auburn University to the University of Central Florida, dozens of athletes have tested positive after returning to campus in recent weeks, prompting questions about the possibility of some college sports returning when the fall semester begins.The NCAA began to allow voluntary athletics activities in all Division I sports in June, and the organization has said that all the formats, timelines and previously determined sites for fall championships remain unchanged."We continue to acknowledge the ongoing uncertainty about the spread of the virus and the different actions and approaches states are taking to address it may cause modifications to be made to the playing and practice seasons and the championships as matters progress," Lynda Tealer, Division I Competition Oversight Committee chair, said in a release. "Further, we will remain nimble to react to a fluid and unpredictable...
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