Kayleigh McEnany, the Press Secretary of the White House, has declared that the local governments will decide when to reopen the schools and clarified that it is the responsibility of the local governments to come up with guidelines for opening schools when the coronavirus winds up.
Schools have been closed since the outbreak of coronavirus in the US. It made students all over the world including the US to attend their classes online.
In-person education was a good idea instead of ceasing education completely during the lockdown, but most of the low-income and disabled students were not able to join virtual classrooms.
Moreover, closing schools for a long period can harm the social, behavioral, and emotional health of the children alongside affecting their academic performance.
Parents and the government of the United States are planning the return of children to schools.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its guidelines to reopen schools.
A set of reference documents has been organized to distribute among parents, K-12 schools, and communities.
McEnany explained that the guidelines issued by the CDC are really helpful but some of them are not possible for everyone to follow.
For instance, the CDC has suggested that students should bring their lunch but most of the students in America depend on school lunch when we think from the standpoint of poverty.
Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC has suggested that the local governments and districts should review the reference documents provided by the CDC to set up guidelines to reopen schools safely.