Iowa families, students, and educators all want the same thing. We want to get back to school, to work, and our daily lives as soon as possible, and as safely as possible. Today the Governor made that harder by forcing schools to return to full-time in person learning whether it’s safe or not.
This new policy ignores medical experts, and will put the health of Iowa students, educators, and public school workers at risk. It also endangers everyone in our state by increasing the chances of community spread of COVID-19.
Because of the Governor’s failed leadership, Iowa has consistently been one of the worst states in our response to COVID-19. Her decision today sadly ensures that Iowans will not get the safe, healthy communities we so desperately want for ourselves and our families.