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The Virus Is Out Of Control, And Kids Are Headed Back To School Anyway

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The Virus Is Out Of Control, And Kids Are Headed Back To School Anyway

The Virus Is Out Of Control, And Kids Are Headed Back To School Anyway

The Virus Is Out Of Control, And Kids Are Headed Back To School Anyway

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Children in a pre-school class wear masks and sit at desks spaced apart during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Children in a pre-school class wear masks and sit at desks spaced apart during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California.

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Millions of students are getting ready to head back to school. Some already have. NPR's Anya Kamentez reports on what happens when positive cases crop up — as they inevitably will.

School nurses understand the challenges of returning to school safely better than just about anyone. But NPR's Clare Lombardo reports many nurses have no input in the process.

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Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with fact-checking from Anne Li. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.