The CDC says schools can safely reopen their doors, but will they?


Laila Kubisch, Spanish teacher, Norwood High School, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Andrea Wedder, Parent; President, John C. Fremont Elementary PTA, Long Beach, CA.

Jennifer Nozo, M.D. of Public Health, Senior Researcher, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore.

Craig Bruin, Supervisor, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wood County, Wisconsin. “K-12 School Opening Tracker.”

Education Week: “Pressure increases on schools to reopen during the pandemic,” “as teachers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.”

National Education Association: “Educators should get priority access to COVID vaccine.”

CBS News: “The Biden School reopening guidelines are expected to focus on mitigating COVID, rather than vaccinating teachers.”

Chicago Tribune: “Chicago Public Schools is about to reopen after a bitter union battle. Now the hard part begins: rebuilding trust and fulfilling promises of protection from COVID-19.”

NBC News: “Teachers say they want the Covid-19 vaccine before they return to the classroom.”

US News and World ReportBiden: “Biden’s attempt to reopen schools stricken by setbacks.”

Gamma network: “Data and policy to guide the safe opening of schools to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: “COVID-19 cases and transmission in 17 schools from kindergarten through 12th grade – Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31 – November 29, 2020.”

Long Beach Consolidated Schools District. “What happens when a county turns purple on the Ohio COVID-19 map?” “K-12 School Operational Strategy Through Phased Mitigation.”