North Carolina’s governor has confirmed most schools in the state will opt for remote learning this fall. He has left the decision in the hands of each school district.
Schools in New York City have been given the green light to resume in-person learning this fall. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Friday following multiple weeks of a 1% coronavirus infection rate.
The president continues to push for the reopening of schools.
According to the FDA’s former commissioner, America should embrace the reopening of schools this fall. On Sunday, Scott Gottlieb emphasized there is a dire need to have kids return to class.
The head of the CDC has warned of a major health crisis if schools remain closed. On Thursday, Director Robert Redfield stated it is important for schools to reopen, regardless of the pandemic, to prevent further harm to children.
Vice President Mike Pence commended Massachusetts’ coronavirus response efforts during his meeting with Governor Charlie Baker. Pence and Baker held a joint press conference on Saturday in Nantucket, where he praised the state for flattening the curve of the outbreak and having a low positivity rate.
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.
The CDC has issued an extensive list of new guidelines and tools to help schools safely reopen in September. Agency Director Dr. Robert Redfield announced the resources in a press release this week.
On Thursday, President Trump announced the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida has been canceled. During his latest coronavirus briefing, the president confirmed the convention will be replaced by teleconferences following a “flare up” of cases in the state.