How NJ plans to keep schoolchildren safe with no COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12

Interview with Dr. Meg Fisher, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and special adviser to the state health commissioner

The wearing of masks in school isn’t the only battle between parents and districts in New Jersey. Vaccinations and virtual learning options are also fueling debate.

After 18 months of hybrid and virtual schedules, New Jersey kids finally returned to their schools for in-person learning last week, but with cautious optimism. But the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling rising caseloads of COVID-19, with the potential to upend the school year. We asked Dr. Meg Fisher, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and a special adviser to the state health commissioner, to weigh in.

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