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Pierce County private schools plan in-person education for fall. Is that the right call?

“The question is whether or not independent schools or private schools who follow the rules are allowed to (open for in-person learning),” Hanson said. “I think we need to get to the bottom of who can and is entitled to close not only public schools but private schools as well, and is that something that should be the case?” At this point, Dale Phelps, a spokesperson for Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s COVID-19 response, described Chen’s recommendations as just that — recommendations.

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School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks

School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks

As schools reopened, many embraced physical distancing for students to prevent viral spread. But although the strategy is effective, it is leaving more and more scientists, pediatricians, and parents deeply uncomfortable. They hunger for a compromise that protects communities from COVID-19 while supporting the mental health of young people.

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