White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said “the science shouldn’t stand in the way” of reopening schools. Then she claimed the “science in on our side here” as the pandemic continues unabated.
“The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open. And when he says open, he means open in full, kids being able to attend each and every day at their school,” McEnany said.
Many major school districts, including Los Angeles and Dallas, have announced plans to hold online-only classes. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott permitted districts to continue online teaching, overriding an earlier policy that could have cost funding to districts that resisted reopening.