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LETTER: Vaccinate frontline educational workers, enhance air quality before reopening schools

'Some students attend classes in old schools with inadequate air quality standards,' Midland resident says in response to local health unit head Dr. Charles Gardner
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Dr. Charles Gardner, medical officer of health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Submitted photo

Midland Today welcomes letters to the editor. They can be sent to andrew@midlandtoday.ca. The following letter is in response to a story titled 'Reopen schools first and ASAP, says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health' published on April 14.

Dear Dr. Gardner,

I read an article in MidlandToday of your wish to "reopen schools first and ASAP” in the Simcoe-Muskoka area.

Sadly, I noted there was no reflection in this report on the need to first create a safe learning environment for all students in each of these schools. Some students attend classes in old schools with inadequate air quality standards.

Also, there was no inclusion in your reported comments for the immediate need to vaccinate all educational frontline workers before placing them back in the classroom.

I do hope as CEO of the local Board of Health you are actively involved in resolving these important issues first.

With appreciation and many thanks,

Ken Woods
Midland