Dr. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talked on August 3 about schools reopening and concerns many have about opening schools during the pandemic.

Fauci stressed the need for caution and safety but emphasized that schools and college campuses around the United States should reopen in the fall. “The primary consideration should always be the safety, the health of the welfare of the children, as well as the teachers and the secondary effects for spreading (to) the parents and other family members,” he said.

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For colleges, testing is key to reopening, according to Fauci. Students that arrive back on campus should be tested and then quarantined if necessary. A cautious approach is still necessary for colleges, as long as they follow guidelines. “If done properly, it would not be a risk, but then again, you’ve got to be careful when you get people coming in from outside,” he said. “But I think if they maintain the guidelines that are put together for people coming back, that they should be fine.”

As Fauci discusses schools reopening, cases continue to climb in many states. As of Fauci’s comments on schools, over 155,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. And 4.7 million have been infected. More than 30 states have high testing positivity rates and 12 states saw increases in deaths of 50% compared to the last week of July.

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