When schools close, the safety and well being of students is affected, particularly those who are homeless

“For children and youth experiencing homelessness, early childhood settings and school may be the only source of food, education, health and mental health services, caring adults, and a safe place to be during the day. When schools and early learning programs close, the health, safety, and well-being of homeless
children and youth are jeopardized. Moreover, children and youth experiencing homelessness are extremely mobile, and stay in situations that make it impossible for them to self-isolate, or to recover should they fall ill. They often lack access to wifi or technology necessary for online learning, or a stable place in
which to learn. ” Read full bulletin