Fauci says whether schools reopen in fall depends on location, 'dynamics' of virus outbreak

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told Congress on Tuesday that students returning to school still depends on several factors, particularly how the coronavirus pandemic is trending and the location of the school. 

School reopening "depends on the dynamics of the outbreak and where the school is,” Fauci said in response to a question by Lamar Alexander. 

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on school reopening and the search for a vaccine.

Fauci said online classes may need to be allowed for “certain circumstances.”