COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — The Center for Disease Control released new guidelines on Friday for students returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I have seen the negative mental health effects on my patients” said pediatrician Dr. Kate Williamson of the long-term time away from school. “I have also seen the physical effects. I’ve seen the rise of obesity in my patients as well.”
Williamson is the president of the Orange County chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She said she isn’t surprised that the CDC is pushing for schools to reopen.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics has been saying we recognize it’s really important for kids to get back to school as soon as we can, but with safety guidelines” Williamson said.