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.