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Education officials testify on how to reopen schools amid the pandemic

By NASN Inc posted 09-25-2020 11:35


The House Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee held a hearing July 23, 2020 on safely reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A recording of the hearing can be found on

In the recording, Dr. Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP, testifying on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, supports school nurses on several occasions including in his response to a question from Representative Lauren Underwood (fast forward the recording to 1:53:38 to hear this). 

The recording includes NASN President Laurie Combe's written testimony, addressing the disparity in school nurse staffing in the U.S., being entered into the record by Representative Underwood (this plays at the 1:55:41 time stamp).  Listen in to the end of Representative Underwood's testimony and hear her address the need to fund PPE in schools.