AAP-CA Statement Supporting California’s “Safe Schools for All Plan”

December 30, 2020

AAP-CA Response to Governor Newsom’s Califonia’s Safe Schools For All Plan

California pediatricians strongly support the safe reopening of schools for in-person education, with appropriate mitigation measures in place, as evidence worldwide has shown schools can remain open with very low transmission during the pandemic. We applaud Governor Newsom and his administration for prioritizing in-person education, particularly for the youngest children and those with the greatest needs. In our practices we see first-hand the negative effects on children’s health and well-being of not having in-person instruction.