Urge Your Legislators to Support MTA-Backed Bill to Ensure Safe and Healthy Public Schools!

The MTA is supporting legislation to help ensure safe and healthy public schools during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, An Act to ensure the health and safety of the Commonwealth’s students and educators, was filed by Senator Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough), Representative Jim Hawkins (D-Attleboro) and Representative Tami Gouveia (D-Acton).

It would establish new state ventilation requirements that current and future public school facilities must meet under both normal and pandemic conditions and create a special commission to further study ventilation and air temperatures in public schools. This legislation would also require the state to ensure the continued operation of weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing programs in all public schools, at no cost to school districts, and ensure that all public school staff and students have access to personal protective equipment. To learn more about this legislation, please click here.

Please email your legislators right away and urge them to support and co-sponsor the MTA-backed bill to ensure the health and safety of students and educators during and after the COVID-19 pandemic! Please also consider calling your legislators to follow up on your email. You can find your legislators’ phone numbers by clicking here.

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