The New Normal: What changes are being implemented to keep schools open?
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by educators Anthony Nicodemo and Greg Perles to talk about safety in schools during the Omicron surge.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a Senate hearing that schools should be the first to open and the last to close.
Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday masks in New Jersey's schools and day cares will continue to be required as a COVID-19 precaution despite a looming expiration. But in New York, new Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman issued an order last week saying local school districts can opt not to obey the New York state mandate on masks in schools.
How are school sports dealing with the COVID-19 surge?
How are these surges affecting the students' mental health?
Is better access to COVID-19 tests the key to keep students in school?