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MLA Shannon Phillips responds to UCP back to school measures

July 22, 2020

Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips says that the move to reopen schools is too quick, especially with coronavirus cases spiking in Alberta.

"Right now we don't have projections on infection rates, where as we did a few months ago. The government simply hasn't released those. I guess because they want to make the case for sending kids back to school with no extra resources, but I don't think these things should be political," she adds "I am really really worried about my communities safety in the fall. Under these circumstances for example, there is no way that my kids are going to be visiting with their grandparents".

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Premier Jason Kenney announced back to school measures Tuesday afternoon at a COVID-19 briefing.