The Center Of Disease Control director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday in an interview with GMA he would "absolutely" send all eleven of his grandchildren back to school in the fall.
Redfield said “I’m one-hundred-percent that they can get back to school," he said he would only be concerned with one of his grandchildren going back to school who has cystic fibrosis, which is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
Redfield said it's important to work with school districts to help figure out how they can take CDC guidelines and apply them in an operational way that is safe for teachers and children who may have health issues.
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Over the past few weeks, there has been a massive debate in the United States over whether schools should reopen in the fall. Now, at least one health expert has come out firmly in favor of sending children back to school as soon as possible.
Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during an interview with “Good Morning America” that it is “critical” that we get kids back to school as soon as possible, pointing out that there will be health consequences to not sending them back. He feels so confident that schools can open safely that he said he would gladly send his own grandchildren back to school.
Dr. Redfield kicked his interview off by reminding the public of the importance of wearing masks.
“If all Americans would embrace that [masks are helpful] as part of their personal responsibility to confront this outbreak, we could actually have a very significant impact on the outbreak that we’re seeing across the country in the next four, six, eight, 10, 12 weeks,” he said.