Reopening schools requires major caution

The analysis can serve as a roadmap not only in California but nationwide, according to Dan Cooper, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine. The reopening of schools, which have been closed since mid-March, is viewed as essential to jump-starting the economy. The authors note that in the US, 40% of families have school-aged children and in more than 90% of these households at least one parent is employed outside the home.