U.S. schools delay openings as Omicron pushes pandemic to record highs

Posted on AllSides January 3rd, 2022
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REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Thousands of U.S. schools, including in some major cities, have delayed this week's scheduled return to classrooms following the holiday break or switched to remote learning as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus drives record levels of COVID-19.

In New Jersey, which has seen some of the highest case rates of any state in recent weeks, most urban districts have implemented virtual classes to start the new year, including Newark, which has nearly 38,000 students.

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