• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 4 comments on SPH Dean to Chair Statewide Emergency Task Force on Coronavirus & Equity

  1. I am a mother of one of BU student taken her Masters in Music. I am just wondering if the practices like piano, shows and Opera are still going.

  2. While I understand there are pragmatic constraints that must be accepted during the current COVID19 crisis I have not been impressed with efforts of municipal, state and federal leaders to assist the homeless.

    Encouraging homeless service providers to to require shelter guests to “wash their hands” and practice “social distancing” in human warehouse conditions can hardly be considered sound, public health practice.

    Enormous amounts of money are about to be made available to businesses to help them stay viable during the current public health emergency. Surely similar supports can and should be made to help provide access to safe and appropriate services to the homeless.

    I hope you will use your influence as a public health leader to ensure all members of the community receive effective and equitable assistance during the COVI9 pandemic.

    Jim Stewart
    Director
    First Church Shelter

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