Education Secretary Says Schools’ ‘Default Should Be In-Person Learning’ During Omicron Wave

Education Secretary Says Schools’ ‘Default Should Be In-Person Learning’ During Omicron Wave


Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said schools should be open during the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a different message than many schools across the country are following amid rising case numbers.

“We can do it safely,” Cardona said Sunday on “Face the Nation,” according to CBS News. “We have better tools than we had in the past to get it done. We know what works, and I believe even with Omicron, our default should be in-person learning for all students across the country.”

Cardona went on to say there may be some temporary closures, but added that “we have to stay focused on those mitigation strategies that work.” He then said the mitigation strategies that work are “when we have masks and when we’re ensuring that

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