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Iowa Schools Reopen As Pandemic Persists

Schools in Iowa will hold classes in-person this year, but cannot requires masks as they could for most of the 2020 school year.
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Schools in Iowa will hold classes in-person this year, but cannot requires masks as they could for most of the 2020 school year.

Many districts in Iowa are welcoming students back for the first day of school on Monday just as the state experiences a surge of COVID-19 infections driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus. While families and teachers were hoping for a year unaffected by the pandemic, that's not the case.

Clay Masters talks to Iowa Public Radio reporter Grant Gerlock to preview a new school year with new concerns about the coronavirus.