School is safest place for children to be, CDC director says

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield argued Thursday that K-12 schools are not a source of new outbreaks and should remain open for in-person classes.

“It’s small family gatherings where people become more comfortable they remove their face mask … But it’s not interschool transmission,” Redfield said at the White House Thursday. “The truth is, for kids K through 12, one of the safest places they can be … is to remain in school.”

Thursday’s briefing with the coronavirus task force was the first one in months, and President Trump was not in attendance.

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