When asked about the return to school, Sanghyuk Shin, a UC Irvine epidemiologist, [assistant professor of nursing] and public health expert, fully endorsed a mask mandate in schools, saying it was the smallest step that should be taken. “I think we should go beyond that, we should make sure our schools are sufficiently ventilated … not just for COVID, but there are so many respiratory diseases and infections that come from bad indoor air quality,” Shin said in a Tuesday phone interview. “Opening of schools in this current epidemic environment can only fuel increases for children and family members, along with the greater community,” he added.
OC schools to follow mask mandate as Covid surges, some parents rally against rule
Voice of OC, Aug. 5, 2021
August 5, 2021