Ben & Alex Briscoe Opinion in California Health Report: As Schools Close, California Must Protect Access to Mental Health Care

America’s unprecedented and still evolving response to COVID-19 can and should be focused on mitigating the spread of the virus and its impact on vulnerable populations.
In order to protect these vulnerable populations, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions, one of many actions local governments have taken is the closing of schools to help flatten the contagion curve and slow the spread of the disease. This strategy feels reasonable and appropriate given what we are up against.
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