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Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

 

Last updated 7/9/2020 at 11:02am



MICHELLE R. SMITH and CARLA K. JOHNSON

Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed.

A growing chorus of public health experts is urging federal, state and local officials to reconsider how they are reopening the broader economy, and to prioritize K-12 schools — an effort that will likely require closing some other establishments to help curb the virus spread...



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