Pence: CDC will revise school guidelines Trump calls ‘too tough’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its school-reopening guidance after President Trump tweeted that the public health agency’s plan was too restrictive and expensive, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday.

“The president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,” Pence said. Pence added that the CDC would issue “a new set of tools” next week to provide “more clarity.”

Trump also threatened to withhold funding from schools that don’t bring their students back into the classroom. Pence said the administration would push for incentives for in-person teaching in the next federal stimulus bill.

The administration wants policies to provide “encouragement to get kids back to school,” said Pence, who leads the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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