Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist: There Should Be No Conditions on School Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, during a Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Secondary and Elementary Education hearing on reopening schools, Dr. Sean O’Leary, Vice Chair of the Committee on Infectious Diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), urged Congress to provide at least $200 billion in aid to K-12 schools that “must be available to all schools, regardless of their timeline for reopening.”


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“Schools and areas with high rates of COVID-19 spread may need to consider delaying a return to full-time, in-person instruction,” said Dr. O’Leary. “These schools will need the same or greater federal investments, not less.”



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