Oct. 9 (UPI) — Nearly three-quarters of parents in the United States say they’re “somewhat” or “very” concerned about their children picking up COVID-19 at school or daycare centers, a Gallup survey shows.
According to the poll, part of the Franklin Templeton-Gallup Economics of Recovery Study, 45% of U.S. parents say they’re “very worried” and 27% are “somewhat” concerned. Thirteen percent said they are “not too worried” and 9% said they’re “not at all worried.”
More than half said school cleanliness and sanitation had a major impact on their feeling, and 47% cited requirements or lack of requirements for daily health screenings for students and teachers as a major influencing factor in how they feel about sending children to schools full time. Another 44% said class size was a “major” concern.
“Most parents who have one or more children enrolled in school would prefer that their child’s school have some