Trump administration advises students, staff to wear masks at schools

The Trump administration remains adamant about sending students back to classrooms. It released eight general recommendations on Wednesday for schools similar to earlier hygiene tips.
The recommendations come on the heels of some students and staff entering isolation after testing positive for the virus.
President Donald Trump announced the federal government is providing up to 125 million masks to schools nationwide.
"My administration also stands ready to deploy CDC teams to support schools that are opening, and schools that need help in safety," says Trump.
The White House is encouraging students and staff to use masks, but there's no mandate.
"The president's priority is to open the schools and open them safely and have parents have the options to either use open schools or do whatever they can do whatever they can to eventually get to open schools," says Dr. Scott Atlas, White House COVID-19 adviser.
However, some health experts are skeptical about the White House's new coronavirus adviser, Dr. Atlas.
"A neuro radiologist, someone with no public health experience, who has advocated for herd immunity, now advising the president of the United States," says Dr. Thomas Frieden, former CDC director.
The push to get students back in class comes as the United States averages nearly 53,000 new cases per day, according to John's Hopkins University. That number is an 11% drop from the week before.

President Trump also said Wednesday that the U.S. is "working with Europe on the difficulties" related to the COVID-19 outbreak.