Teachers Rally to Delay School Reopening

Teachers rallied at the Utah State Capitol last Friday in want of stricter reopening plans for school – all while abiding by COVID-19 safely precautions of social distancing and mask wearing.

The Deseret News covered the story and interviewed our own Dr. Brian Moench, UPHE President:

Brian Moench with Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment denounced claims that children can’t get sick, noting a 7-year-old boy in Georgia is the latest child confirmed to die of the virus.

“Teachers have endured criticism, bitterness and bullying for simply not wanting to sacrifice their lives and those of their students on the altar of political expediency,” Moench said, addressing the group remotely over a phone. “If our schools are not safe, none of us are safe.”

Read full story here.