Biden vows to reopen most schools after 1st 100 days on job

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is pledging to bring the coronavirus pandemic under enough control to open most of the nation's schools during his first 100 days as president.

The president-elect said Tuesday that the promise is dependent on Congress providing sufficient funding to protect students, teachers and staff.

He made the comments during an event in Delaware to introduce a team of health experts that will help the new administration combat a virus that has already killed more than 285,000 Americans.

Biden says, "It should be a national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school."

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