BERKELEY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SPEAK OUT
"We share our perspective, in firm belief that the learning loss and mental health crisis we are witnessing compels urgent action."
On Tuesday, February 2, 100+ local medical professionals sent the following letter to all of BUSDs educational leadership, Mayor Jesse Arreguín, State Assembly Member Buffy Wicks, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Governor Gavin Newsom.
JOIN US IN FIGHTING FOR BERKELEY STUDENTS!
School is an essential and fundamental right for each child, no matter where they live
School closures are having a devastating effect on students’ learning, mental health, physical health, and social and emotional well-being
Science and data show that schools can reopen safely for students AND teachers
Private schools in our community are open for in-person instruction; all students deserve the same access to education
ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY
Medical experts from the UCSF Emergency Covid Response, LifeLong Medical Care, and Kaiser Pediatric Mental Health present the science on safe school reopening and on the psychological effects of social isolation. Moderated by EdSource. The risks and benefits of in-person school and distance learning are addressed.
"If we knew in March what we know now, we never would have closed schools as a public health intervention."
Dr. Jeanne Noble
Director of Emergency COVID Response
WHO WE ARE
We are part of a national movement of parents, health professionals, equity advocates and allies working to open public schools for the mental health and educational needs of our children.
As pre-K - 12 Berkeley Unified School District parents, we are advocating to open our schools for live in-person instruction as soon as possible.
The data is astounding. Check out these trusted, reliable media sources to understand why medical professionals, editorial boards, education advocates, and experts agree: schools can safely reopen for in-person instruction now!