Caution urged for reopening schools to prevent spread of COVID-19 crisis

With fast-approaching preparations required for a new school year with no consensus plan yet in place, a team of clinicians, scientists and educators—including a University of California, Irvine pediatrician—stress the need for caution when re-opening America’s schools and advocate for large-scale viral testing in children, contract tracing and other actions to avoid compounding the COVID-19 crisis. … According to Dr. Dan Cooper, UCI professor of pediatrics, it can serve as a roadmap not only in California but nationwide.