The majority of U.S. schools have reopened as states lift COVID-19 restrictions, but many families are still uncertain about the safety of returning to school, particularly minority families with elevated risk factors. Lack of factual information can contribute to vaccine hesitancy and uncertainty about school safety measures adds to fear of rejoining in-person learning.
School districts can prepare for a safe return to in-person learning and ease minds by establishing safety protocols and communicating them clearly. Information about vaccines, testing, contact tracing, and your district’s approach to prevention and control will help reassure parents that student safety is top priority.
Read AM Trace’s e-book, “K-12 Health: Preparing for a Safe Return-to-School” for strategies to support your district’s return to in-person schooling and keep students and families safe.