Fauci gives clear guidelines ensuring schools can stay open
Dr Fauci speaks out that if public health guidelines are followed, schools should have no reason to close.
Dr Anthony Fauci gives clear guidelines on what schools need to do to ensure they can stay open. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on children’s learning and development over the past school year. The children had to go to school remotely, and while it seemed to work for some children, it did not go well for other families. This is because it not only affected the children, but their parents who had to work were affected. This means everyone wants schools to stay open this year, despite the pandemic still raging across most of the country.
The priority should be to ensure that schools can remain open. According to CNN and WCVB, Dr Fauci is speaking out against the fact that if public health guidelines are followed, schools should have no reason to close. Helping students and parents across the country.
Experts are already worried about the school year as cases increase in children and classrooms are closed and quarantined, but Dr Fauci says this is preventable if schools ‘do it right’ by with regard to public health directives.
Dr Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says they need to “hide” the entire school system and make sure children are surrounded by vaccinated people. Since children under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated, they are vulnerable to infection. Other government and education officials also stressed how important it is to make sure children are protected. Let them rely on the adults to do the right thing, because that may be all the protection children have right now.
Dr Fauci went on to say that he had been clear on the guidelines schools must follow to ensure children are safe and to ensure schools can stay open. That those who can get vaccinated do so, that there be mask warrants in place and that distancing be maintained as best as possible. If everyone in the school environment follows all of these guidelines, children will be offered some protection and this can protect their right to be in a safe school environment. The more layers of protection a person has, the more they will be protected against the virus and the more protection they can offer to those around them.
Sources: CNN, WCVB
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