President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday in a highly partisan vote. The bill now heads to the Senate where—if it passes—it is expected to do so by a similarly razor-thin margin. However, despite significant opposition to the aid package within the halls of Congress, local officials around the country from both parties have expressed support for the federal aid that would come nearly a year into the global pandemic.
President Joe Biden clarified his goal of reopening the majority of U.S. K-8 schools within the first 100 days of his administration. “I think many of them five days a week,” he said. “The goal will be five days a week.”
Chief among any college student parent’s concern is how their student will stay safe on campus.
In Travis County TX, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools, 27.1% at middle schools, 19.8% at elementary schools and 10% at preschools.
Schools and universities are faced with an extraordinary challenge this fall. They need to create plans on preventing, identifying and managing people with potential Covid-19 infection and exposure while providing high-quality education.
- By Soumi Eachempati, MD, FACS, FCCM
NanoVapor Biotech announced the launch of OMNISOL®, a new line of spray-on anti-microbials that provides long-term solutions to sanitizing surfaces to protect against harmful pathogens.
Preparing to open schools each year has always involved repairs and replacements, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended that process.
The Iowa City Community School District is developing a team to implement an assessment model that prevents violence and resolves conflict.
The task force was created in the wake of the shooting death of 23-year-old OSU student, Chase Meola on Oct. 11.
Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland has outfitted its entire fleet of 311 school buses with new safety technology to help reduce cars from illegally passing buses when they are stopped.