The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates it will cost schools an average of $442 per student to implement strategies to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections during in-person classes. The total cost is estimated at $22 billion for the nearly 50.7 million public school students in the United States during the 2020 to 2021 school year. The $442 per student includes $55 for materials and consumables such as additional hand sanitizer products and desk barriers, $198 for additional cleaning personnel, and $189 for additional transportation costs to adhere to social distancing guidelines . . .
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