Please upgrade your browser

News & Events

July 31st, 2020

USA Today “Day cares welcome mask-wearing toddlers as parents struggle to ‘make best decision’ in COVID-19 world”

“As the debate continues to rage among politicians and school officials on fall reopening plans, millions of parents are grappling with sending their children to preschool and babies to day care as cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, spike nationally.”

In this article, Dr. Kate Connor talks about how parents and school staff can help normalize things like thermometers and face masks. Read the article here.

July 31st, 2020

Rales Center’s collaboration with the eSchool+ Initiative

National Coverage of the Rales’ Center’s collaboration with the eSchool+ Initiative to highlight issues of equity in school re-opening plans:

  • Politico: ” New Hopkins tracker you’ll click constantly”
  • Newsweek: “National Coverage of the Rales’ Center’s collaboration with the eSchool+ Initiative to highlight issues of equity in school re-opening plans”
  • Miami Herald: “Wondering how schools will reopen amid the pandemic? Experts roll out tracker for that”
  • Boston Herald: “Johns Hopkins launches tracker for school reopening plans amid coronavirus”
  • WJZ Baltimore (TV) “Johns Hopkins University Launches School Reopening Guide Website”
  • WLJA: “Johns Hopkins launches interactive map for analyzing school reopening plans nationwide”
  • The Week: “Johns Hopkins has launched a helpful new site to track school reopening plans”
  • The Journal: “Johns Hopkins Launches K-12 School Reopening Policy Tracker”
  • WBALTV11: “Hopkins Launches K-12 school reopening policy tracker”
  • New Republic: “Here’s What It Would Take to Reopen Schools Safely”
  • Motherly: “All your questions about kids + face masks, answered”
  • USA Today: “Day cares welcome mask-wearing toddlers as parents struggle to ‘make best decision’ in COVID-19 world”


July 30th, 2020

COVID Conversations with Educators: Keeping Students and Staff Healthy

“COVID Conversations with Educators hosts conversations addressing questions and best practices generated among the education community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode includes Principal Hawkins and Principal Colquitt from Pershing Elementary talking with Pediatrician and Rales’ Center Medical Director, Dr. Kate Connor, about keeping staff and students healthy during COVID-19.”

Watch video here 

July 23rd, 2020

MPR: “Should school reopen this fall?”

In this audio interview, Dr. Kate Connor talks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about how to weigh the risk of reopening schools in the fall.

“Should schools reopen in the fall? It’s the question everyone is asking: Will Minnesota schools reopen in-person this fall, or will education be digital again? To say it’s a complex issue is an understatement. Public health leaders have to balance the needs of children, who certainly benefit from being in classes, with teachers, who could be more vulnerable to COVID-19, and parents, who are overwhelmed trying to work while balancing child care.”

Listen HERE