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Critical Public Health Questions for 2021: Closing (and Reopening) Schools and Workplaces
January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The COVID-19 pandemic—the greatest public health challenge in more than a century—has forced many hard decisions. The partial or full closures of schools nationwide have become a flashpoint with very strong opinions on both sides and have reinforced the critical role that schools play in supporting the health of our children. As we move toward reopening schools and other workplaces, it is clear that buildings themselves are vital to the public’s health, and the need for proper ventilation and air filtering to slow the viral spread has become essential. The lack of “healthy buildings,” particularly for Black and brown populations, leaves millions of children and adults vulnerable. In this program, the participants will discuss disparities and key issues related to school closures, as well as strategies to enhance the built environment as we move toward reopening our workplaces and schools.