The Tennessee Education Association is calling for a mask mandate in schools, emergency state school funding for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), firm guidance for school closures, and other measures that will help mitigate the spread of coronavirus in schools.
Active cases of COVID-19 are consistently higher among school staff than the general population, according to TEA President Beth Brown.
“The importance of in-person instruction to the academic and emotional wellbeing of students is undisputed; however, the demonstrably higher infection rate of Tennessee school staff cannot be ignored,” Brown said in a letter to Gov. Bill Lee Tuesday.
“There are actions