Since the beginning of the pandemic, with the turmoil in the American school system, some governors have begun to support the debate among national leaders, who require children to attend classes in person, while local officials are reluctant to gather students until they are safe.
Redfield said: “All of us want to protect the safety of children at school.” “There is indeed a public health crisis. We did not open these schools to pay for it. I think we really need to strike a balance.”
The governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, told reporters that these numbers will determine whether the state must restart the stage of its open plan. In this case, students may not return to the classroom according to their current plans. .
Governor Asa Hutchinson told reporters Thursday that Arkansas has postponed the first day of school from August 1
In Florida, there are particularly many new cases and hospitalizations. Governor Ron DeSantis weighed the increase in cases and the educational gap that students may study at home. He said that if Home Depot and Walmart can operate, so can the school.
Although the American Academy of Pediatrics ultimately wants students to return to campus, the Florida governor’s request to reopen the school runs counter to their recommendations, President Dr. Sally Goza said in an interview with NPR’s Morning News on Wednesday.
Goza said: “We know it must be safe, and we know that we must try our best to reduce this spread.”
Astonishing numbers show that the pandemic in the US is not over
Although states have relaxed restrictions and more people have gathered in public places, the country’s leading infectious disease experts have been warning Americans throughout the week that the country is still “kneeling” during the first wave.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with SiriusXM Doctor Radio on Friday: “We have never really gotten out of trouble.”
Governor Roy Cooper said North Carolina set the record for the highest number of hospitalizations on Thursday and announced the second highest number of cases in the state.
He said: “As COVID cases and the number of hospitalizations increase, we will continue to pay attention.” “Although North Carolina is not a turbulent hot spot like other states, if we do not maintain our strength in the battle, we may become .”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Texas and California have set severe records, with the highest number of coronavirus deaths. Texas Governor Gregg Abbott does not expect any relief for the state next week.
In an interview with KRIV-TV, Abbott said: “I think the number will be getting worse with the coming of next week, and we need to ensure that there will be enough hospital beds in the Houston area.”
Experts say that the United States can remain open, but it must be strategic
Fauci said that while it is impossible to maintain strict coronavirus restrictions and return to normal, there is a middle ground.
The director of the National Institute of America said: “I think that instead of returning to a completely closed state, it is better to let the states pause during the opening process. Study what works and try to alleviate this situation.” Allergies and infectivity The Journal of Diseases told The Hill that Steve Clemons, a regular Internet user.
He said: “Some governors and mayors have done this correctly.” “But what happened is that many citizens said:’You know, well, I will either be shelved, or I will tear them all up.’
Fauci emphasized the risks of gathering, and he suggested on Thursday that the country reassess the proposal for when to reopen bars and indoor restaurants, saying it constitutes one of the “real problems”.
Governor Steve Sisolak said that even with the current restrictions, only half of Nevada’s bars are in compliance. Starting at 11:59 pm local time on Friday, bars in certain counties will revert to similar restrictions set in the first phase of the state’s reopening plan.
Preventive measures become a requirement to “fight for our lives”
Similarly, in the fight against rising numbers, local leaders are shifting from encouraging preventive measures such as masks to enforcing these measures.
At least 36 states, as well as DC and Puerto Rico, have developed certain types of mask request orders. Some cities even use masks when the state does not require them.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves imposed mandatory requirements on masks in 13 counties on Thursday
of Coronavirus cases. There is no need to close businesses, but social isolation is also required in those counties.
He said: “Mississippi is fighting for our lives.”
For those who are worried about taking precautions to prevent the spread of coronaviruses that will negatively affect the local economy, Colorado Governor Jared Polis told reporters on Thursday that wearing masks can save lives and corporate lives .
“If you want to wait until the Governor tells you to wear a mask,” Polis said, “I hope you have heard that I am telling you, and I have made it clear. Please wear a gas mask.”
CNN’s Jen Christensen, Slover Morrison, Raja Razek, Pierre Meilhan, Naomi Thomas, Jacqueline Howard, Eileen McMenamin and Dave Alsup contributed to this report.