Reopening Schools Try to Decide When They Should Close Again Due to Coronavirus Cases

School districts across the country trying to complete their reopening plans are struggling to figure out what to do if a coronavirus outbreak hits—and how bad it would have to be to cause them to shut schools again. So far, schools are getting little consensus from federal and state officials on how best to plan.…

School districts across the country trying to complete their reopening plans are struggling to figure out what to do if a coronavirus outbreak hits—and how bad it would have to be to cause them to shut schools again.

So far, schools are getting little consensus from federal and state officials on how best to plan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends considering community infection rates, among other factors, in deciding whether to close a school.

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