A study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that in-person learning from kindergarten to the high school level do not appear to result in increased COVID-19 spread compared to locations with only online education. In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, CDC researchers found similar rates of coronavirus cases among the general population in counties where schools were open for in-person learning and counties where schools were online only. According to the study, as of December 7, 62 percent of U.S. K-12 school districts offered full or partial in-person learning. The CDC report argues that “K-12 schools be the last settings to close after all other mitigation measures have been employed and the first to reopen when they can do so safely.”