The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear that
creating safe environments for work, care, and learning is vital to keeping people healthy and controlling the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, the administration and many state and local officials have ignored this reality by pushing to reopen physical school buildings without adequate safeguards to protect students, teachers, and staff. In the absence of clear, evidence-based protocols and the resources necessary to carry them out, teachers and parents are being forced to make impossible choices between their livelihoods, health, and the health of their students and children.

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