CDC Director Finally Stands Up for Kids in Statement on Schools Opening

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said schools nationwide should be able to reopen for in-class learning in September — even if all children and teachers are not vaccinated.

“We should anticipate, come September 2021, that schools should be full-fledged in person and all of our children back in the classroom,” she said Wednesday during an Instagram Live chat with ABC News.

Walensky underscored that vaccinating children is not a prerequisite to reopening schools, while teachers can get vaccinated if they want.

“We can vaccinate teachers. We can test. There’s so much we can do,” she said.

This makes sense since numerous scientific studies have confirmed that children are at minuscule risk of either spreading or contracting COVID-19.