Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said bars and indoor-seated restaurants should be closed to prioritize re-opening schools in New York City.
“Close the bars and keep the schools open,” Fauci told ABC on Sunday.
Fauci said in order to keep schools open, Americans must continue to stop the spread of the virus within the community.
“Let's try to get the kids back, and let's try to mitigate the things that maintain and just push the kind of community spread that we're trying to avoid,” Fauci said. “And those are the things that you know well – the bars, the restaurants where you have capacity seating indoors without masks.”
“Those are the things that drive the community spread – not the schools,” he said.”