Houston Chronicle

Study: Ill teachers caused spreads

- From wire reports

Amid debate over reopening public schools closed for almost a year by the coronaviru­s pandemic, a new federal study Monday indicated that when there were outbreaks on campus, they were chiefly driven by infected teachers.

The study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined nine case clusters in a Georgia elementary school district in suburban Atlanta.

“Educators were central to in-school transmissi­on networks,” said the study, which also noted that “all nine transmissi­on clusters involved less than ideal physical distancing, and five involved inadequate mask use by students.”

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