Group of children colouring while wearing masks
Multi-ethnic group of children colouring at a table while wearing protective face masks to avoid the transfer of germs.

Medicine’s Stephen Sroka writes about masking in schools

As the school year begins, Stephen Sroka, adjunct professor at the School of Medicine, wrote an opinion piece on masking in schools.

Published by, Sroka’s piece discussed lessons not yet learned for schools about the delta variant, vaccinations and masks.

“Mandating or not mandating masks for students and school staff as well as vaccinations for all eligible students and staff are issues being rigorously debated by national leaders and local school boards,” he wrote. “Protests often trump policies, and communities often split passionately between science and beliefs.”

Read his article, titled “Do schools without reasonable COVID precautions really want to risk deadly disease outbreaks?”