Getting Back to School Safely

As the state and local schools look at how to reopen safely, it’s critical that our decisions be governed by science and data. Toward that end, we have collected multiple scientific studies and reports below that demonstrate children are at low risk for transmission of the coronavirus, and the best place for students is in the classroom. Read on:

Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the Icelandic Population, New England Journal of Medicine

No evidence of secondary transmission of COVID-19 from children attending school in Ireland, 2020, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Pediatricians, Educators and Superintendents Urge a Safe Return to School This Fall, American Academy of Pediatrics

MIAAP Statement regarding school opening considerations, Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Schools to scrap social distancing in September, The Telegraph (June 24, 2020)

What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns, NPR (June 24, 2020)

Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S., Edutopia