US Health Agency Issues New Guidelines to Safely Reopen Schools

CDC director speaks out on reopening schools

About 115,000 children in the U.S. live in a county considered "low" or "moderate transmission" where the CDC recommends K-12 schools open for full in-person instruction. He pledged in December to get most schools reopened during his first 100 days, but specified last month that the goal applied only to schools that teach through eighth grade.

President Joe Biden said Tuesday a primary challenge facing the nation's coronavirus vaccine rollout is Hispanic and African-Americans' internet illiteracy.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, told CNN prior to the town hall that the general public likely won't have access to the vaccine until May or June, pushing back earlier estimates that the vaccine would be available to all Americans by April.

"Sometimes, because things are moving so fast, not because of the burden, it feels like four years", Mr. Biden said.

In a clarification of comments made by Psaki, Biden said there was a mistake in communication when it was reported that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week.

To enable schools to open and remain open, the CDC said it's important to adopt and consistently implement actions to slow the spread of COVID-19, both in schools and in the community.

White House officials affirmed Wednesday that they do not believe teacher vaccinations should be mandatory for schools to reopen, though they do agree teachers should be prioritized like frontline workers. "Our goal is that they will be five days a week", Ms. Harris said.

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In guidelines issued last week, the CDC said students, teachers and staff should be required to wear masks at all times, stay at least 6 feet from one another as much as possible and follow proper hand-washing and cleaning practices. The town hall was aimed at selling his $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package directly to the American people, part of an effort designed in part to put pressure on Republican lawmakers and refocus Congress on speedy passage of the bill now that his predecessor's impeachment trial is behind him.

Experts believe the USA economy will improve when students get back to school. Shortly before those remarks, Mr. Biden had said there were 50 million doses when he became president.

Cooper pressed Biden on whether he meant that the vaccine would be available or whether the shots would have been administered by that time.

"It's one thing to have the vaccine - which we didn't have when we came into office", Biden said, although he received the second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on January 11, before he even took office.

Mr. Biden said he is prepared to use his executive powers to eliminate $10,000 in student loan debt for all borrowers, but not $50,000-an idea that has gained traction among Democrats on Capitol Hill. "You can go online and every single state has a slightly different mechanism where they say who's qualified, where you can get vaccinated and so on".

"I'm exhausted of talking about Trump", he added as the audience applauded.

"A year from now, I think that there'll be significantly fewer people having to be socially distanced, wearing a mask".

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