Schools should reopen as soon as possible if social distancing and mask-wearing can be maintained to keep in-person learning safe, health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a study published Tuesday.
The research, published online in the journal JAMA, provides a framework for how to open schools safely while limiting the spread of COVID-19. Research supports "a path forward to maintain or return primarily or fully to in-person instructional delivery," according to the study.
The recommendations provide some clarity about a contentious topic and offer much-needed guidance for local officials, school administrators and parents.
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