Reading, Writing, and Protocols: Back to School in the Time of COVID-19

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With September just a few days away, schools around the country face the daunting task of reopening in the midst of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. We take a look at the risks and benefits of in-person and online learning for students of different ages, as well as how a potential vaccine might affect the upcoming school year. We also get a small taste of the work that went on behind the scenes this summer in thousands of American school districts, where administrators, teachers, and community members raced against the clock to come up with plans to keep students safe and academically engaged this year. 

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In This Episode

Aubree GordonAubree Gordon, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Aubree Gordon works on infectious disease epidemiology and global health, particularly the epidemiologic features and transmission of influenza and dengue fever. She is an investigator with the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. Learn more.

Julia Martinez-Hussein, CCMA, BS ‘20

Julia Martinez-Hussein graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Bachelor of Public Health Sciences. Currently, she works as a Medical Assistant and volunteers as a Trained Doula. She is a member of the Northville Public School District Back to School Task Force. As a UMICH student, she worked in the Midlife Science Center assisting with the Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study. Her prospective graduate study interests are maternal infant health, and more specifically preventative care among this population.


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