As a senior citizen with a granddaughter in high school and a son who teaches in Columbia Public Schools, I believe the schools should not reopen in-person until there is a reliable vaccine.

I, myself, am sequestering until there is a vaccine. Our children are the hope of the future, and teachers are the hope of the present. Keep them safe.

Marilyn H. Lake, Ph.D., is a retired member of the MU faculty, alumna and author.

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