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Community Letter: Essential workers and closed schools: a disproportionate burden for the Latinx community

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A preponderance of scientific evidence tells us that all schools, K-12, can operate safely in the context of universal masking. Data from Mississippi tell us that youth attending in-person school are less likely to acquire COVID than students remaining at home. We also know that school closures have led to enormous academic loss, a mental health crisis among our youth, and a widening of inequities between the Latinx community and non-Hispanic whites.