We are writing to express our disappointment with the lack of transparency being provided by the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) regarding the transmission of Covid-19 in area schools and the apparent lack of concern for the health of children in our community.
During your update on February 23, you and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz highlighted the number of positive Covid tests in schools as a justification for not reopening schools in Erie County.
However, the ECDOH has not provided the more relevant data that allows residents and schools to better understand the risks related to reopening our schools. In fact, the lack of transparency is needlessly creating more fear and confusion, which will prove to be more damaging when the County finally does change its school reopening guidelines.
(please read the entire letter in the attached PDF)