CDC Cites Evidence in Recommending Schools Open

Studies from the United States and around the world show similar data.

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a paper that agrees with researchers who have recommended that K-12 schools reopen. This guidance is based on evidence of scant COVID transmission in schools with in-person learning since the fall of 2020. In a study of its own, the CDC showed that there is significantly less likelihood of transmission of the coronavirus in classrooms than in adult facilities or worksites.

“The preponderance of available evidence from the fall school semester has been reassuring,” wrote CDC researchers in an online article for the Journal of the American Medical Association. “There has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.”

“With good prevention, we can safely reopen and keep open more schools,” said Dr. Margaret Honein, lead author of the CDC paper.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the CDC as data continues to be evaluated surrounding the coronavirus.
  • For the Department of Education as they seek to support and provide guidance for in-person learning.
  • For state and local governments and school boards to follow the recommendations in the best interests of their students.

Sources: Washington Post, Daily Wire


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