LISTEN: Is it safe to send kids back to school?

Kasuun Elementary Principal Tarlesha Wayne congratulates a student on losing a front tooth on March 2nd, 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

As coronavirus cases spike in the U.S., states are in a mad scramble to figure out what to do about kids returning to school in the fall. Is the virus really “low risk” for kids and how easily do they catch and spread it? What is the risk for teachers, school workers, parents, and grandparents? Host Prentiss Pemberton and guests answer your questions about the COVID-19 health risks for children, and how to meet the social and emotional needs of our children during this time.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton



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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Prentiss here.

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