Check out this article: Support professionals press for protective gear as they continue working for students.
We will be raising this issue as we communicate with administration in negotiations and other forums. It would be nice to have some more legal motive for supplying adequate protections. It is in everyone’s interest that we stay healthy and help our students and co-workers remain so.
Email Congress: ESPs and other frontline educators need PPE
The next COVID-19 legislative package should include at least $56 million for personal protective equipment (PPE) for education support professionals and educators in direct contact with students. They should be considered frontline workers whose jobs are essential, and that means having PPE to protect themselves, as well as their families and communities, from infection.