AASA Joins Letter to the President on Supporting COVID-Bereaved Children and Families

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AASA Joins Letter to the President on Supporting COVID-Bereaved Children and Families

Today, AASA joined over 90 health, education and community organizations in asking for the Biden Administration's leadership to support children who have lost a parent or caregiver due to COVID-19. The letter addressed the staggering loss as the nation continues to battle the ongoing pandemic, where roughly one in 450 children in America has lost a parent or caregiver as of November 17, 2021.

The letter, led by COVID Collaborative, recommended the administration to issue an Executive Order to shape a comprehensive response to support children and families who have experienced loss through states, tribal governments and localities, drawing on or expanding existing programs and COVID relief funds. Through helping lift our bereaved children and families, our nation can begin to heal the heavy burden of pain and loss.