For those that opened their doors to students, the watch for coronavirus spread begins.
New York will make public a report card on testing and results for every school in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Districts vary in offering digital or in-person learning, or a combination.
“Every school district has to report every day to the Department of Health as to how many tests were taken, what type of test, what was the result,” and all that information will be available online, Cuomo said.
In New Jersey, about 70 schools reopened “full-blown in person,” Gov. Phil Murphy told CNN’s John Berman, while others there were offering remote only or a hybrid.
“These numbers are a chilling reminder of why we need to take this virus seriously,” said American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Sally Goza in the groups’ weekly report on pediatric coronavirus cases.
“While much remains unknown about COVID-19, we do know that the spread among children reflects what is happening in the broader communities,” she added.
Some colleges and universities see report rising cases
UT has received reports that fraternities have been renting space off campus to host parties without social distancing, and telling members to not get tested — or how to get tested so the results aren’t shared with the university, she said.
“Actively working to avoid isolation and quarantine is reckless and it will further spread the virus, jeopardizing everyone else’s opportunity for a fall semester on campus,” Plowman said.
The university has 600 active Covid-19 cases, Plowman said, and all but eight are students. More than 2,000 are in quarantine or self-isolation, she said.
“Our case counts are going up way too fast and we will need more drastic measures to stop the upward trajectory,” Plowman said.
The school is considering enforcement options and “everything is on the table at this point,” the chancellor said.
Waiting for outcomes from Labor Day weekend
One big factor that could impact how rampantly Covid-19 spreads this fall is the outcomes from Labor Day weekend celebrations.
“In general I thought crowds were down this summer, until we hit Labor Day weekend,” Lefebver said. “As far as walking along the avenue, walking along the beach, being in the ocean, we’re quite on top of each other this weekend.”
Vaccine makers’ pledge could quash Trump’s claim
“This seems to be more of a political stunt than a public health gain. And we need to focus on the science … and let science drive the process.”
The only way a vaccine could be available by Election Day “is if there are so many infections in the clinical trial sites that you get an efficacy answer sooner than you would have projected,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday…