Some of the largest school districts across the country are planning to fully reopen schools in the fall for in-person instruction as more staff become inoculated against Covid-19 and a record level of federal funding is expected to bolster safety measures.
School districts from New York to California currently grappling with inconsistent in-person offerings are starting to lay out plans for full-time instruction with hopes of a less disruptive year ahead.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that schools should anticipate being open in the fall, according to a CDC spokesman.
“We should anticipate that come September 2021, that schools should be full-fledged in person and all of our children back in the classroom,” Dr. Walensky said in an ABC News interview on Wednesday.
The CDC and other federal authorities have pressed schools to reopen with the recommended safety protocols in place as soon as possible, as officials work to balance Covid-19 risks with the benefits of in-person learning for students and families.
Source: WSJ – US News