The Centers For Disease Control have issued a new set of guidelines for schools and childcare facilities.

According to the new CDC guidelines , “children don’t suffer much from coronavirus, are less likely than adults to spread it and suffer from being out of school.” Less than ten percent of COVID 19 cases are from the under 18 years of age demographic and the death rate in that age range is 01 percent.

“It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall, School closures have disrupted normal ways of life for children and parents, and they have had negative health consequences on our youth,”,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said.

The new guidelines states that students benefit from in person education and that extended closures have a negative impact on learning and retention.

With that being said the guidelines do state that communities with high levels of transmission of COVID 19 work with their local health department officials to determine if a school closure is needed.