COVID-19 cases rose among students as schools began to reopen in late July. Since then at least 1,000 schools have closed.

As schools reopen, there has been an increase in COVID-19-related cases among children.
According to The Wall Street Journal, at least 1000 schools have been closed due to COVID-19 so far.

Experts believe that mask-wearing and increased vaccinations can help to reduce the spread of the disease.

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The Wall Street Journal reported that at least 1,000 schools in 31 states had been forced to close since the beginning of July, when COVID-19 began.

The Journal used data from Burbio to monitor school closings in 1,200 districts across the country, according to the data service.

The Journal reported that COVID-19 cases rose in 20 states where schools were opened in July. Schools in the south are most affected by closures, as the more transmissible Delta variant is rapidly spreading.

CBS reported that almost 12,000 Mississippi students tested positive for COVID-19 in August. The state's school year began in August.

The Journal reported that almost ten percent of New Mexico's students have tested positive for the virus.

According to the American Association of Pediatrics, almost 4.8 million children tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Experts call for increased mask mandates and more people to be vaccinated in order to stop the spread of the disease. Vaccines have been approved so far for people older than 12.

Some parents have asked their pediatricians to recommend that their children be vaccinated despite the fact that they are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Experts and pediatricians advise against it.

An anonymous Los Angeles pediatrician said that he has seen positive tests in children as a result of the spread of HIV. The rate of infection among children increases as the number of cases in the community rises.

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated that he supports students being given COVID-19 vaccines.

NPR's Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, said that Pfizer will present results from a clinical trial for children aged 5-11 years to the FDA next month. However, it is possible that it could take months for a vaccine to be approved for this age group.

The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for adults over 16. It is also approved for emergency use for those over 12.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all people over 12 years old get vaccinated.