We need to put an end to mass quarantines so teachers can teach and children can learn.

The school year has just started in America’s Sun Belt cities and hundreds of healthy students are already being quarantined at one Atlanta charter school, which disrupts their learning and forces overworked teachers to spend hours — hours they can’t spend addressing last year’s learning loss — chaotically putting together virtual lessons in order to accommodate students sent home.

Quarantining students or staff exposed to someone who has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection…