Uh oh: CDC reports children appear more likely to spread coronavirus than first thought

The Guardian summarizes a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report will give responsible K-12 educators much to consider as the school year rapidly approaches.

A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into an outbreak at a summer camp in Georgia suggests children – even asymptomatic cases – may play an important role in community transmission of Covid-19.

The claim contradicts a number of earlier studies where the consensus appeared to be that children rarely transmit the virus between themselves or to other people.

BREAKING: L.A. County Health Department Refuses to give USC okay to move in students, cites pandemic as reason

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The Los Angeles County Health Department has told USC officials they cannot move in students because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily Trojan reports the decision has prompted the university to announce

All fall classes will begin online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Provost Charles Zukoski announced Wednesday in a Universitywide email. 

Erie, PA., superintendent: Don’t think sports is wise this fall

The city of Erie is one of the largest in Pennsylvania. And the superintendent there is trying to tamp down expectations about fall sports.

GoErie.com has the details.

“Our first competition on the books is a football game against Prep on Aug. 28, so we do have some time to see if there is any more guidance coming from the state. It’s likely there won’t be anymore guidance, so we are likely to come to the board recommending we not participate in contact sports in the fall. We can’t see how we can do that safely. It would be football, soccer and volleyball, but we do feel some non-contact sports can proceed, including golf, tennis and cross country. We have a little more time for further guidance or any other decisions from the PIAA or District 10.”