Still, many who have already returned to school are seeing major setbacks.
Last week, a high school in Georgia came under fire after photos and videos showed over-crowded hallways and virtually no masks. On Sunday, the school said it would move to online classes temporarily after officials said at least nine people had tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, evidence shows children are at a lower risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19. Still, as the virus continues to ravage counties across the U.S. concern over teachers and staff health are directly related to what is still very unknown about the manifestation of the disease among children.