July 16th National PTA Virtual Event: How Can We Safely Reopen Schools in the Fall?

How Can We Safely Reopen Schools in the Fall? A special event for the education community and parents to dialogue with health experts Webinar will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:00–8:15 pm ET.

Event Description: When COVID-19 began its slow spread across the country, schools in every state shut their doors to help flatten the curve—and they stayed closed for in-person instruction through the rest of the 2019–20 school year. And while businesses and other industries are beginning to reopen, it’s clear that the economy relies on our public education system for true recovery.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  and the  American Academy of Pediatrics  have released their guidelines for reopeningK–12 schools, though many questions remain as states and school districts develop their plans for the fall. Join physicians from the Infectious Diseases Society of America as they discuss what is known about COVID-19 and its impact on children and youth, as well as how we can help mitigate risks for transmission in schools for students and staff.

Register here  for the event. Questions can be sent in advance through the registration link.

Additional Event Details:

Moderator: The Honorable John B. King Jr.President and CEO, The Education TrustFormer U.S. Secretary of Education 

Presenters: Wendy Armstrong, MD, IDSA Board of Directors, Emory University School of Medicine and Tina Tan, MD IDSA Board of Directors, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Co-Hosted by: AASA, The School Superintendents’ Association, American School Counselor Association, Association of Educational Service Agencies, Association of School Business Officials, InternationalCouncil of Administrators of Special Education, Infectious Diseases Society of America Learning, First Alliance, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, National Education Association, National PTA, National School Boards Association,School-Based Health Alliance and The Education Trust.