volume 146, issue 3, Pe20201440 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1440
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Abbey R. Masonbrink, Emily Hurley

Abstract: Nationwide closures of elementary and secondary schools due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have severed nearly 60 million students from critical educational and health resources. As the impact of COVID-19 unfolds, pandemic-related trauma and economic instability will disproportionately impact children in poverty, who most heavily rely on school-based services for nutritional, physical, and mental health needs. Yet amid months of public health and political discourse and the passage of 4 federal re…

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