Posts Tagged ‘Schools’
High School Student Implores Maury County School Board to Require Masks
On March 2, 10th grade student Avalon McCartney delivered a petition signed by 800 supporters to school board members. Read her full remarks below: See coverage by Fox17 Nashville My name is Avalon McCartney and I’m a sophomore at Spring Hill High School here in Maury County. My mom is a nurse, and since the…Read More
No child is an island – uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 stresses kids and families. We need a statewide mask mandate.
I am Dr. Allyson Cundiff. I live in Nashville, where I grew up, and have been caring for children here as a child psychiatrist for nearly 6 years since completing training. I completed my residency and fellowship training at Vanderbilt and currently practice as an attending physician at Children’s Hospital and Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. This…Read More
Tennessee Ill-prepared for Coming Flu Season Complicated by COVID-19
As primary care providers on the front lines, we are still not equipped to do what is required to address this public health crisis.Read More
“Mask Breaks” Are a Danger to Everyone!
My name is Alaina Snider. I’m an 11th grade student at Brighton High School in Tipton County. I have lived in this small, rural community all of my life, and look forward to continuing my studies in forensic science after I graduate from high school. At the moment, I am a distance learner, but I…Read More
Why are we rushing to reopen schools without getting COVID-19 under control?
My name is Kristen Morjal and I am speaking as a concerned teacher, parent and wife. I speak also as an individual who is in the at-risk group for severe complications should I contract COVID-19. My husband, son, and I have self- isolated since March. We have all three, including our four year old son,…Read More
Reopening in-person classes with a 10.2% positivity rate – this is crazy!
My name is Kathryn Vaughn and I teach art to about 800 elementary school students in Tipton County, which is the next county north of Memphis and Shelby County. My husband, a combat veteran, and I moved to TN in 2001 and I have taught in the school system since 2006. I knew from the…Read More