Public schools should delay reopening in coronavirus hotspots, but should open fully if they want to receive tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid, President Trump said in a White House briefing. At the news conference on Thursday, Trump talked in more detail than he has in the past about school reopening. He also announced new guidance from the CDC on reopening schools. He had previously called the existing guidance "very tough & expensive," while Vice President Mike Pence said "we don't want the guidance from CDC to be a reason why schools don't open." The new guidance emphasizes the "critical" importance of opening schools in-person. For example, it removes a statement from the previous document that "virtual-only classes, activities, and events," are "lowest risk." It also provides an update on emerging evidence that children are less likely to become seriously ill from the virus: "As of July 21, 2020, 6.6% of reported COVID-19 cases and less than 0.1% of COVID-19-related deaths are among children and adolescents less than 18 years of age in the United States," the new guidance says.