Kanter: The real challenge is when school reopens

Kenny Kuhn
July 10, 2020 - 11:07 pm

With schools possibly reopening in the fall, Assistant State Health Officer, Dr. Joe Kanter says it will be a challenge to contain the spread of COVID-19.

“It’s a real challenge to see how this ends,” Kanter told WWL’s Newell Normand on his show. “Or how it subsequently changes…and you think ahead to schools reopening in the fall that is going to be challenging. It is going to be hard to keep folks protected, and it is going to be hard from an absentee perspective because we have to be honest, families have to be ready for this. Any time a case has popped up, unless you can prove that there was strict distancing in that classroomk then the classroom has to be quarantined for 14 days. That is what is happening in daycares.”

He says the methods that health officials know work are social distancing practices and wearing masks.

 “A vaccine that is 65% protective might be considered a success from a volunteer stand point,” Kanter told Newell. “Its not the immediate result I think folks think it will be. It is a big help but it is going to take time to figure out how to administer it and who is going to get it first.”



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