Rep. Miller supports going back to school

Educators voicing concerns on reopening schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOAY) – Representative Carol Miller says kids need to be back in school this fall.

Since the novel coronavirus still threatens the United States, the entire country has questioned whether or not to send kids back to classrooms this fall. Miller says there’s no question: kids need to be in school.

“It’s kind of been proven at this point that children are less susceptible,” said Congresswoman Miller. “They’ll have to be very clean and they’ll have to figure out how to do it, but that’s what the superintendents are doing right now.”

The CDC says while kids are not at higher risk than adults, some have experienced multisystem inflammatory syndrome when fighting the virus.

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