Experts Consider Reopening of Schools

June 17, 2020 • Erin Kolecki

Experts Consider Reopening of Schools

Conflicting guidance internationally, as well as within the United States, is making the task of determining best practices for reopen a near-impossible undertaking.

CNN recently published an article highlighting the many unknowns educational entities are facing when considering how to safely reopen schools in the fall, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The article highlights competing study results from Germany, China, and the Netherlands.

Critical questions, to which there are no set answers, include:

  • What does the data say about kids passing Covid to others?
  • Do the benefits of sending children back to school outweigh the risks?
  • How can school reopen with so many unknowns?

American Federation of Teachers president, Randi Weingarten, expressed frustration with the lack of guidance so far. “I’ve never experienced a situation where we’ve gotten no guidance from the federal government, we’ve gotten nothing from Betsy DeVos, and we get very little from the CDC and very little from HHS,” she said.

For more information on the topic, check out CNN’s article, “Will schools be safe this fall? Experts weigh in”.

Erin Kolecki is a compensation and HR consultant at TASB HR Services. Send Erin an email at

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Tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response"