Concerns grow over possibility of new school year and major spread of COVID-19

There are more than 4.3 million known COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Some worry the start of the new school year could result in major spreading of the virus.
There remains a lot of unknowns as students return to school this year and that uncertainty extends to the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
"We don't know the full impact, we don't have the total database of knowing what there is to expect," says Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Despite the ongoing threat, some governors are pushing for schools to reopen.
"Our kids are at the least risk from this virus and much lower risks than there are from seasonal influenza. Our kids also play the smallest role in transmission of the virus," says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
However, some health experts stress those students don't live in a vacuum.
"If the school serves as the place of spread, then we have a situation that goes well beyond the school," says Dr. Fauci.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says her group is allowing "safety trikes" as a last option if educators feel that they're forced back to school in hazardous conditions.
"This is not how I want to go back, and I want to go back so bad. Because I love teaching, I miss my classroom, I miss my kids," says Katie O'Connor, a teacher.
Students and parents across Long Island are waiting to see what school in September will look like. Districts have until Friday to submit plans to the state, with a decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo expected a week later.