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Iowa Kids Are Going Back To School Amid Second Year Of COVID 19

As Iowa children return to the classroom for the new school year, COVID-19 is on the minds of parents and educators for a second year now. Some parents are concerned about their kids’ safety as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread. Kids can get infected the virus, but they currently make up about 2% of those hospitalized with it, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Ahead of the new school year, there has been disagreement over local control when it comes to trying to protect students against COVID-19. In May, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law that says Iowa school districts cannot require students and staff to wear masks. Masks can be worn voluntarily. Locally districts are recommending mask be worn inside buildings as well as other mitigation procedures have been put into place. There’s been some speculation that Gov. Kim Reynolds could run for U.S. Senate in 2022 instead of governor if U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley retires. Dave Price asked her about that possibility.

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