Private and public sectors must collaborate on tests, shots, to keep K-12 schools openThe Honorable Robert Redfield, M.D.
Despite these perpetually fractious times, nearly everyone on the left and right agrees that COVID-19 has profoundly negative effects on our K-12 students. For students, school closures are associated with learning disruptions, social development issues and depression.
Closed schools affect parents, our economy and health care capacity as well. For those without child care options, it often means loss of hours, and even jobs, adding further stressors to household life. This can’t continue. All of us need to take what we’ve learned over the past couple of years and implement what we know works using the resources already allocated to turn this situation around.
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