Dr. Fauci weighs in on back to school battle amid COVID-19 crisis

At least 2,400 students and staff quarantined across at least six states; Dr. Anthony Fauci said to keep schools open “communities need to keep infection rates under 10%.”
2:38 | 08/14/20

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Victor Oquendo starts us off from hard hit Miami, Florida, with the latest on the back-to-school battle heating up across the country. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. Here in Florida, there is a push from the top to re-open schools. The state is basically forcing one of the largest school districts in the Tampa area to re-open classrooms by the end of the month for in-person learning for risk losing $200 million in funding. This morning, the debate over schools rages on. For some that have opened rapid setbacks, at least 2400 students and staff quarantined across at least six states. But in states where in-person learn has not started pushback. Dozens of parents and students in Pennsylvania gathering outside a local courthouse there urging officials to open schools. We want to be in school. We want to play sports with the proper precautions. Reporter: In California one school defying state orders opening their campus to hundreds of students. It's just going to undo all of the potential progress that we've made in containing the virus. Reporter: Dr. Anthony Fauci says in order for schools to re-open, communities need to keep infection rates under 10% and that temperature checks are not a reliable screening tool. In a live stream with actor Matthew mcconaughey Fauci saying Americans have to make a choice when it comes to partying this summer or the school year. Do you want to open the bars or the schools. Reporter: After an outbreak at this Ohio winery. More than 80 cases are linked to a game show event where the host was symptomatic and tested positive for covid-19 a week before performing. In Arizona's largest district, they're preparing for the return of more than 70,000 students and staff filling this warehouse with hundreds of thousands of ppe items and shipping them to more than 80 schools. We want to make sure that everybody feels confident coming back. Reporter: And overnight the first high school football game of 2020 at Utah's Harriman high all participants on the field were screened before kickoff and social distancing was promoted on premise where 900 spectators came to watch the game. All Harriman high school kid, whether the football fans or not, are watching this night on national TV. Looking for something they see that is normal. Reporter: The American academy of pediatrics recommends children older than 2 wears masks saying it should be part of the norm like wearing a seat belt or bike helmet. Covid on campus. Students arriving at college for

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