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Added on : 2020-07-11 10:12:07

As the debate over whether to reopen schools in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues, the United States set a new record: more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day.

In response to President Donald Trump's threat to "cut off" funding for schools that do not completely reopen in this coming school year, the president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten called Trump's push to reopen schools "unconscionable" on Thursday.

Also Thursday, the director of the CDC clarified that it is not revising its guidance on schools after Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that it would. The existing guidance recommends students and teachers wear masks whenever feasible, spread out desks, stagger schedules, eat meals in classrooms instead of the cafeteria and add physical barriers between bathroom sinks.

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