Readers Write: Protect teachers in PPE outfits

The Island Now

As part of any plan to reopen schools, to whatever degree, might not a Teacher’s PPE gown with mask and shield address one major area of concern to a sufficient degree?

Gov. Cuomo has mentioned PPE production in New York State. Couldn’t such PPE sets be tailored,  manufactured, and perhaps styled to a teacher’s requirements as well? Worn over comfortable street clothes, they should be provided for all teachers (this might help build a comfort level with the PPE set in young eyes).

Along with reasonable monitoring, testing, distancing and proper sanitary practices, we can keep our teachers safe, a vital step in keeping schools open.

Eric Cashdan

Sands Point

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