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TPH Addresses Children Going Back Into The Classroom – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 2/8/2021 at 2:06pm

Editor’s Note: As previously reported, Gov. Cooper and state officials want school-aged children to return to the classroom. The Transylvania Times contacted Transylvania Public Health (TPH) officials about their opinion on this directive.

Tara Rybka, TPH’s health educator, provided the following response.

Growing evidence shows that younger children are less likely to get and to spread COVID-19, and that people infected with COVID-19 are unlikely to spread the virus in classroom settings. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently cited North Carolina as an example that schools...

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