Some Chester County Parents Want Their Children Back In School Full Time

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Some parents of students in Chester County want their children back in classrooms five days a week, despite Pennsylvania reporting an increase in coronavirus cases. A group of parents held a protest outside of the Chester County Health Department on Friday.

They’re calling on the department to relax a rule that students be six feet from each other.

The parents say there’s not enough room in schools for all of the students to space out at once.

Without relaxing the rule, students can’t return to a full class schedule.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania reported more than 2,219 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. State health officials say the daily increases are now comparable with the case numbers from April, with Friday’s case count being the largest one-day total to date. The statewide total now stands at 190,579.


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