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The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall

The CDC Guidelines states… “The best available evidence indicates if children become infected, they are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms.[1],[2],[3]”

The article continues, “At the same time, the harms attributed to closed schools on the social, emotional, and behavioral health, economic well-being, and academic achievement of children, in both the short- and long-term, are well-known and significant. Further, the lack of in-person educational options disproportionately harms low-income and minority children and those living with disabilities. These students are far less likely to have access to private instruction and care and far more likely to rely on key school-supported resources like food programs, special education services, counseling, and after-school programs to meet basic developmental needs.[4]”

Read the full article at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/reopening-schools.html

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