Reopening Schools

Explosion in COVID-19 Cases Disrupts Schools and Offices

AP News | |

Some school systems around the U.S. extended their holiday break Monday or switched back to online instruction because of the explosion in COVID-19 cases, while others pressed ahead with in-person classes amid a seemingly growing sense that Americans will have to learn to co-exist with the virus.

Caught between pleas from teachers fearful of infection and parents who want their children in class, school districts in cities such as New York, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and beyond found themselves in a difficult position midway through the academic year because of the super-contagious omicron variant.

More Than 90,000 Students Nationwide Forced To Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Kimberly Redmond | |

Less than a month into the new school year, at least 90,000 students across the US have been forced to quarantine after contracting COVID-19 or being exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

According to an analysis by The Hill, the infections have occurred in 19 different states as many school districts resume in-person learning after a year of virtual instruction.

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