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Town Hall: Is it okay to send my child to school during Covid-19?

September 1, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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. Speakers: - 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 - 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 - Michael Mulgrew - President of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City - 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 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:

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