“School Nurses Sit Down for Safe Reopening”
at Boston City Hall on Wednesday July 29, 11 a.m.
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Rep. Shirley Chisholm
School Nurses will set up their folding chairs outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday July 29 to dramatize their concerns about student and staff safety within current plans to reopen Boston Public Schools and to illustrate the point that their expertise and their knowledge of the schools they work in has been shut out of the assessment, planning and decision-making process. Questions about screening and referral processes, adequate facilities in school buildings to implement safe practices, staffing levels, availability of protective gear (PPE), health and safety practices around cleaning, and the challenges of implementing basic COVID-19 safety measures within the guidelines of current planning for hybrid learning have prompted them to take this action.