Fairfax County Teachers Say Returning to School in September Places Staff in Unnecessary Danger

Fairfax County Teachers Say Returning to School in September Places Staff in Unnecessary Danger

DAN VERTON, Director of Content & Branding

July 9, 2020

The Fairfax County Public School System in Virginia is the 10th largest school system in the nation. It plans to welcome nearly half of its 188,000 students back to school in September, despite the continued danger posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic to teachers, staff members, and vulnerable family members.

In this special edition of the Prevention Podcast, two of the largest teacher unions in Fairfax County, Virginia, are speaking out against the county’s plan to reopen, detailing a disturbing number of shortcomings in safety guidelines and precautions.

Dan Verton is the Director of Content & Branding at LiveSafe. Dan is a former military intelligence officer and anti-terrorism awareness training producer for a nationwide DHS training program. An award-winning journalist, Dan has a Master's Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and is the author of four books, including The Hacker Diaries (McGraw-Hill, 2002), Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (McGraw-Hill, 2003), and Left of Boom (Amazon, 2017). Follow @DanielVerton