Preventing COVID-19 spread a bigger challenge as schools reopen

A number of districts including Little Silver, Chatham, and the Middlesex County Vocational Technical School have cancelled in-person classes. The Elizabeth Public School system and Summit are reporting positive tests in their schools. Colleges are facing the same battle. The Murphy administration says they’re closely monitoring the situation.

According to the Department of Health, New Jersey’s population of 19 to 24 year olds now has the highest percent positivity in the state, with high school-age kids a close second. Is sending kids into schools a good idea? Montclair State University professor and epidemiologist Stephanie Silvera explains.