As the fight continues for schools to fully reopen, there has been a spike in COVID-19 cases in Erie County schools. According to WKBW, the cases are showing up in school-age children and young adults. The Erie County Department of Health revealed new COVID school numbers in a recent news briefing.

We have to worry about our kids, we have to play it safe.

said, Dr. Gale Burstien.

The cases have spiked among kids in grades pre-k through 12th grade at schools in Erie County. There have been a little over 500 hundred cases over the last week. High school sports have accounted for 40 percent of paused teams. 24 teams are on pause and six of the teams are in quarantine 165 paused by ECDOH since February 1.

This is really why I believe that there is such a problem between the school districts deciding to follow the Department of Health recommendations, and them being reluctant to follow the CDC 3-foot social distance guidance. I understand parents wanting their kids to be in school and also participating in sports, I watched a couple of high school football games myself, and it was great to see the students doing what they loved to do. It was still a little concerning to me as I saw people forgetting that we are not out of the woods yet.

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Mark Polancarz mentioned that there seems to be a "new wave" of the virus and the rates in Erie County are three times worst than what the CDC would consider high-risk.

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