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U.S. Schools Close in Droves as Omicron Drives Staff Shortages

  • Students returning to class after break are rocked by Covid
  • Positive-test rates are higher than 20% in parts of the nation
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School closings are accelerating across the U.S. as omicron infections ensnare teachers and drive staffing shortages.

The speed of this Covid-19 surge led large districts like Atlanta, Detroit, and Prince George’s County in Maryland to adopt remote instruction just days into the new year, often leaving parents little time to readjust schedules.