POLITICO  |  February 11, 2021

Beyond new CDC guidance, two more items are “absolutely essential” to help schools reopen, said Lawrence Gostin, a Georgetown University professor who specializes in public health law. Federal funding for testing, protective gear, well-ventilated spaces and other safety measures is one. The other is a “media and political campaign” to reassure the public that reopening can be safe and is necessary, he said.

“To me, educating our children should be the first priority,” Gostin said. “And we should be doubling down on vaccines, doubling down on social distancing, doubling down on business closures and doubling down on masking in order to get our children back to school.”

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