On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Medical Contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat explained what factors are contributing to the plans to return students to schools across the country.
"It depends on where you want to open. For example, certain parts of California or Miami, that's a big no. But if you want open up in a rural part of Montana or Vermont, then yes. So it really depends on where you want to open. Is there an outbreak in that area? What does it look like? What is the hospital capacity in that area? Meaning, if an outbreak does occur while schools are open, will the hospital be able to handle the volume and the surge? So you have to look at all those factors before you consider opening, you have to make sure we follow the CDC guidelines. And then, most importantly, the schools have to have a plan and a protocol in place. So lots of variables involved. But it can be done. It's just a matter of where we're looking to have it done. And if you had a chance to look at the CDC guidelines, they had some guidelines that, for example, if there's no community spread or even if you have mild, minimal community spreading. Then they have guidelines if there's a substantial spread of this virus, what to do and what your school should do and what you're committed to do. So just depends on the outbreak in the area and what's going on. So not a one size fits all."