Reopening Schools – JAMA Viewpoint

Angie Szumlinski Studies

On March 11, 2020, less than two weeks after community transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was identified in the U.S., the World Health Organization declared that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was a global pandemic. By March 25, 2020, all kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) public schools in the U.S. had closed for in-person instruction. …

Welcoming Back Nursing Home Visitors

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Reopening America’s nursing homes to visitors is of critical importance as many residents continue to sustain severe and potentially irreversible consequences from lack of human contact, especially with family caregivers. The CDC nursing home guidelines published as of June 2020 are confusing and lack detail with respect to visitors and essential family caregivers. While the evidence concerning COVID-19 is still …