Physician Advisory Group
WE BELIEVE THAT OUR LOCAL EPIDEMIOLOGY SUPPORTS A PLAN TO RETURN TO FULL IN-CLASSROOM EDUCATION, WITH APPROPRIATE SAFETY MEASURES.
August 4, 2020
We are pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, and public health epidemiologists who have been reviewing the medical literature, monitoring the COVID-19 public health data, and advising the SAU 70 nurses, and School Start Task Force. We have advocated taking the full measure of health and well-being of children, also considering developmental, behavioral, mental health and educational aspects in addition to the risk of COVID-19. We have seen firsthand the profound harms to children of school closures.
That being said, we do not advocate opening schools fully without considering our local COVID-19 epidemiology and the likelihood of being able to mitigate transmission moving forward. With that, we would like to share publicly the following data and recommendations:
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