The Omicron variant has led to a surge in Covid circumstances all through the nation. Cardona acknowledged that within the coming weeks, last-minute staffing shortages brought on by the pandemic might trigger some short-term college closures.
“I do think there will be bumps in the road, especially tomorrow,” he mentioned.
Cardona mentioned vaccination and testing remain the perfect safeguards for school-age youngsters.
“Where vaccination numbers are high, there’s less disruption,” he mentioned.
The Education secretary mentioned that the youngsters are usually not the one ones who profit from in-person studying.
“Keeping them in school is critical for them, for our communities, for our parents,” he mentioned.