As Texas enters Phase 3 of Governor Gregg Abbott’s plans reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, bars, restaurants, amusement parks and sports venues are working to welcome back patrons.

But for many parents, their biggest concern remains what to do during the upcoming school year.

Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Cook Children’s Marc Mazade, M.D, hears questions about how to reopen school again on a daily basis from his patient families as well as his own colleagues.

“Everyone kept asking me, ‘Are kids even going back to school?’ I don’t really know what the plan is. I certainly hope schools reopen in the fall, but we have some work to do,” Dr. Mazade said.

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