Experts weigh in: How to reopen schools safely

To make sure their return to school is safe, a team of clinicians, scientists and educators has examined the issues involved in helping schools prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among the essentials that will be required: “large-scale” viral testing in students, appropriate communications and robust contact tracing. “Re-Opening Schools Safely: The Case for Collaboration, Constructive Disruption of Pre-COVID Expectations, and Creative Solutions” will be published shortly …. Dan Cooper, a University of California, Irvine professor of pediatrics, co-wrote the article with Lisa Guay-Woodford from the Children’s National Research Institute at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, with contributions from 15 other experts.