WEA Responds to Today’s Department of Health COVID Report on Schools
The Washington Education Association releases the following statement from WEA president Larry Delaney on today's Department of Health report:
“WEA appreciates the information from our health experts regarding the safe operation of schools. Their recognition that our schools must be held to the same health and safety standards as other businesses, organizations, and activities is an important consideration in the discussion regarding what happens this fall.
“As educators, we love our jobs and our students. We would very much prefer going back to school buildings this fall. However, with cases on the rise, and hitting new peaks in our state, we have serious concerns about the health and safety risks posed to students, educators, families and our communities.
“We know parents want the same thing - for their children to be in school at school. We encourage all Washingtonians to help us all get back by practicing social distancing, wearing facial coverings, and helping reduce COVID transmission rates in our communities.”