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Pence says CDC will issue guidance for schools

Vice President Mike Pence says the White House will be "respectful" of places that can't reopen schools.
Vice President Mike Pence says the White House will be "respectful" of places that can't reopen schools.
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 5:55 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be issuing new guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall.

School districts across the country are struggling with how to safely reopen as the coronavirus continues to surge in some states.

The vice president, speaking after a meeting of the White House coronavirus task force at the Education Department, called it “absolutely essential” for students to return to the classroom for in-person learning.

Pence announced plans for new CDC guidelines shortly after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize the public health agency for asking schools “to do very impractical things.”

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