CDC finds 'little evidence' schools have 'contributed meaningfully' to coronavirus spread in communities

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Multiple reports published Tuesday from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that schools have seen little transmission of the coronavirus and that spread can likely be kept low with the "proper prevention efforts" including masks, social distancing, and smaller cohorts of students, The Washington Post reports.

In one study, researchers looked at 17 rural K-12 schools in Wisconsin during the fall semester and found that just seven out of 191 COVID-19 cases among students and staff members were the result of in-school transmission, and none of the staff members were infected at school.

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