The most agonizing decision to be made since the Covid-19 pandemic began: Is it okay to send my child to school? Or, if your child started school, what questions should you be asking?
Join the National Center for Disaster Preparedness for a Town Hall led by Covid-19 experts, addressing the safety of children returning to school. Our panel will have an interactive question and answer discussion with abundant time for questions. This event is hosted by Irwin Redlener and moderated by Jeff Schlegelmilch.
- Irwin Redlener, MD - Senior Research Scholar; Director, Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative (PRRI); Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Children’s Health Fund
- Jeff Schlegelmilch – Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Research Scholar
- Guest Speaker – Dr. Jay Varma – Senior Advisor for Public Health, NYC Mayor’s Office, infectious diseases
- Cynthia Cross, MD, FAAP - Division Chief Pediatric Hospital Medicine LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis, TN, Medical Director LeBonheur on the Move, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Tennessee
- Paula Madrid, Psy.D. – Clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in trauma and disaster response; Adjunct faculty at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness
- Anne Goldman – United Federation of Teachers Vice President and Nurse. Anne is an advocate for the nurses we represent as well as for the union's position on health and safety measures necessary to open schools safely in NYC
- Lisa Sachs - Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, and parent of three daughters
- Jeff Shaman – Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, International Research Institute for Climate and Society at the Earth Institute; Director, Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
- Doris Stephenson, parent representative from Mt. Vernon
Relevant NCDP resources:
Is it OK to Send My Child to School?:
Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Children and Coronavirus: A Guide for Families and Providers: