Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat

Custodial workers clean a classroom Nov. 5 at Richard A. Simpson Elementary School in Arnold, Mo. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are giving up on in-person classes, and some governors are reimposing restrictions on bars and restaurants or getting more serious about masks, as the coast-to-coast resurgence of the coronavirus sends deaths, hospitalizations and new infections soaring.