Parties and virus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to class
September 17, 2020
Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks.
Two of those schools are in Massachusetts, which is reporting fewer cases than last week, and New York, which has maintained an infection rate less than 1% for 38 days. Although the states' numbers are promising, experts have warned that people attending large gatherings are a serious threat to managing the spread of the virus that has infected more than 6.5 million and killed 195,275 people in the US.
Student parties have already sent colleges and universities scrambling to manage outbreaks, and now high school administrators are working to avoid the same.