"Just weeks into the new school year, at least 90,000 children in 19 states have had to or are currently quarantining or isolating after contracting COVID-19 or coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the disease.
The disruptions have caused uncertainty for parents, students and school districts that had hoped to resume in-person instruction after a year marked by lockdowns and virtual learning.
The staggering number of K-12 students under quarantine is largely driven by the highly infectious delta variant that has taken hold as the dominant strain in the U.S.
Bans on school mask mandates and the fact that no vaccines have been approved for children under 12 are helping to drive cases."
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Friday, August 27, 2021
The Hill: "At least 90,000 students have had to quarantine because of COVID-19 so far this school year"
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