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Christina Warner feels fairly confident that, for now, the school her 7-year-old daughter attends has proper protocols in place to deal with coronavirus this upcoming school year.
The Catholic school in Canton, Mich., is planning for smaller classes to allow for social distancing and has rules about face masks. Plus, transmission is low in the area.
“But I don’t know how long it’s going to last,” says Warner, adding that she’s comfortable switching back to virtual schooling if that’s what’s deemed necessary by the school or state.
Warner’s uncertainty about what will happen this school year is playing out in homes across the country, as some school systems are opening as planned and others are opening virtually, at least at first.
Sixty-two percent of Americans are “not too confident” or “not confident at all” that schools will be able