Danielle Echeverria An unvaccinated Marin County elementary school teacher caused an outbreak of COVID-19 among students and parents at the school in May, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak at a parochial school led to 27 total cases — five adults, including the teacher, and 22 students or … [Read more...] about CDC: Unvaccinated Marin County teacher caused big COVID-19 outbreak in school
A CDC-funded simulation projects that without masking or testing, more than 75 percent of children could be infected within three months. By Ariana Eunjung Cha The Marin County, Calif., elementary school had been conscientious about following covid-19 protocols. Masks wererequiredindoors, desks were spaced six feet apart, and the students kept socially distant. But the … [Read more...] about A Calif. elementary school teacher took off her mask for a read-aloud. Within days, half her class was positive for delta.
BY Shannon Rae Green On this episode of 5 Things: With schools starting in-person, teachers and community leaders are on an unprecedented quest to find missing students who stopped attending school due to the pandemic. USA TODAY reporters Erin Richards and Alia Wong talk with 5 Things host Shannon Rae Green about how educators are reconnecting with students to ensure … [Read more...] about Amid COVID, thousands of students remain absent from classes this school year
By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN)The debate over masks in schools has reared its head once again with the new academic year, and a handful of states have taken steps to restrict local officials' ability to implement their own masking requirements, either through the governor's office or state legislatures.These restrictions -- made despite guidance from the US Centers … [Read more...] about How three school districts are defying state restrictions on mask mandates
More than 4,500 students tested positive for the virus last week. By Marlene Lenthang More than 20,000 students across Mississippi are in quarantine after the first week of in-person classes. Mississippi, which has the lowest vaccination rate among all states -- about 34%, according to state data -- is reeling from rising COVID-19 cases and the highly transmissible … [Read more...] about Over 20,000 Mississippi students under quarantine after 1st week of school