UCI News

OC school board approves reopening in-person classes without masks, social distancing

Fox 11 Los Angeles (CNS), July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

OC school board approves reopening in-person classes without masks, social distancing

Dr. Dan Cooper, a UC Irvine professor of pediatrics, told City News Service that he advocates for children returning to school, but only if there is a plan that includes social distancing, face coverings, and what to do if there is an outbreak. Cooper said the board’s recommendation is a “nonsensical approach” to COVID-19.  “I hate to say this because it’s one of those pejorative phrases, but there will be blood on their hands” if any school districts adopt the recommendations, Cooper said.