Superintendents, doctors participate in Back to School: Preparing in a Pandemic townhall

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Back to School: Preparing in a Pandemic
Local doctors and superintendents participated in the panel.

Do you have concerns about sending your children back to school? You're not alone.

We're helping parents prepare with a digital town hall with experts.

John Clark and Barbara Gibbs hosted the panel, called Back to School: Preparing in a Pandemic.

Panelists included:

Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr: Cumberland County Schools Superintendent

Dr. Pascal Mubenga: Durham County Schools Superintendent

Dr. Nerissa Price: Child Psychologist and Medical Director of WakeMed's Behavioral Community Case Management

Dr. Nicole Mushonga: Wake County Public Health Assistant Physician Director and Epidemiology Program Director

Cathy Moore: Wake County Public Schools Superintendent

Questions included: Are there any warning signs that I need to be on the lookout for if my kids are struggling with the changes in the classrooms? Is the Delta Variant more dangerous for children than previous strains? How can I protect my kids who are not yet old enough to be vaccinated?

Watch the townhall in the media player above.