No Data To Guide Opening Schools? Not True – But We Need To Collect It

Can we safely open schools without placing students, teachers, and staff at risk?  What procedures can be followed to reduce the risk?  What restrictions can we reasonably expect students to comply with?  It all seems like a dizzying set of unknowns.  (Cue the Frozen 2 music.) But at the same time, Illinois has permitted daycares … Continue reading No Data To Guide Opening Schools? Not True – But We Need To Collect It

Contact Tracing is an Urgent Task. So Why Is the State Failing at It?

Back a month ago, I wrote a commentary in the Chicago Tribune in which I criticized the governor's complete lack of communication (and seeming lack of plans) regarding contact tracing, despite the mandate that to move to Phase 3 contact tracing must be implemented, and to move to Phase 4, contact tracing must be fully … Continue reading Contact Tracing is an Urgent Task. So Why Is the State Failing at It?