After the recent reopening of some colleges and universities, at least 15 states are reporting new coronavirus surges.
Returning to campuses was either too early, or with eased protective measures.
Although many have thought it is safe to continue with education, the data is showing a different outcome.
Colleges and universities that reported coronavirus cases are, Colorado College, University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, University of Notre Dame (Indiana), Iowa State University, the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University, Boston University and Emerson College (Massachusetts), Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, Temple University (Pennsylvania), University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia State University, and five coronavirus clusters at colleges in Kansas.
Meanwhile, New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio is preparing the schools for reopening.
He announced improved protective measures that all schools need to follow that include disinfecting schools every day and night, using electrostatic cleaning technology, providing face masks to all kids, employing at least one nurse in every school.
He said, “We are going to make sure these schools are safe and ready, and if we don’t think they’re safe and ready, they won’t open.”