Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

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MICHELLE R. SMITH and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed. A growing chorus of public health experts is urging federal, state and local officials to reconsider how they are reopening the broader economy, and to prioritize K-12 schools — an effort that will likely require closing some other establishments to help curb the virus spread and give children the best shot at returning to classrooms. "We need to think about what our priorities are as a society, and some other things may just have to wait," said Helen Jenkins, an infecti
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