Pediatricians Release Planning Guidance for School Reopenings

As states, districts and health departments begin planning to reopen schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders are being encouraged to prepare for multiple scenarios and a variety of challenges faced by students, staff and local communities.

A new set of planning considerations – released this month by the American Academy of Pediatrics – offers some important guidance regarding instructional time, physical and mental health, special populations, and more.

Pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health Dr. Nathaniel Beers joins the podcast to discuss the guidance, and what school might look like for millions of students beginning this fall.