PHOENIX (AP) — A year and a half in, the pandemic is still agonizing families. There’s the exhaustion of worrying about exposure to COVID-19 itself, and the policies at schools and day cares where children spend their time. The spread of the more infectious delta variant, particularly among people who refuse vaccinations, has caused a big increase in infections in children. But there’s also COVID-19 exposures and illnesses — and even minor colds — at schools and day cares that mean children get sent home, forcing parents to scramble for child care. Deciding what’s OK for children to do and what isn’t can feel fraught.
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