Families, school nurses and allies will gather at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Wednesday afternoon at 4 PM to Shine a Light on COVID Safety in BPS. Members of Families for COVID Safety (FamCOSa), the Boston Teachers Union, Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA) and other groups will call on the Boston Public Schools and Governor Baker to take proactive steps to stop COVID spread in schools and communities.
I will speak at the rally and invite you to join us.
Massachusetts is currently experiencing a surge of the Delta variant and Omicron is spreading. Racial and socioeconomic disparities of vaccination rates persist. COVID outbreaks occurred in schools without leading to substantive policy corrections. A mental health crisis among children is concerning. Achieving higher vaccination rates is an urgent priority, along with making rapid tests freely and widely available. Free high-quality masks, KN95 or KF94, must be delivered to our impacted communities. Safety standards that mitigate airborne/aerosol transmission through ventilation and/or air filtration must immediately be implemented.
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