McEnany: Our schools are our essential places of business

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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UPDATED 3:15 PM PT — Friday, July 24, 2020

The White House is continuing their push to reopen schools, despite canceling large events like the Republican National Convention. On Friday, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated the Trump administration’s stance on getting students back into the classroom.

She likened schools to essential businesses and called teachers essential workers.

According to the press secretary, children should be able to go back to school because they are not affected by the coronavirus like adults are.

“We can make certain arrangements, like social distancing, in schools and follow the CDC guidelines that have been laid out,” she stated. “We can get our schools up to the best place we can get them in, especially if we’re given additional school funding.”

The CDC has permitted schools to reopen if there is no substantial and uncontrollable transmission within their respective communities.

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