Senate Bill 4377
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Protect our Children from COVID–19 Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 30, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jul 30, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 30, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4377
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Indiana
Pennsylvania
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Protect our Children from COVID-19 Act

This bill requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in coordination with relevant federal and nonfederal experts, to support research on the role of children in transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).

This research must address, among other topics, the transmissibility of the virus among children and adults and the vulnerability of children to COVID-19 while travelling to and from school, playing sports, and engaging in other extramural activities. It may also address the vulnerability to COVID-19 of adults who live with children and the types of personal protective equipment appropriate for students, teachers, and other staff in school buildings. In undertaking this research, the NIH must ensure that it takes into consideration certain demographic and other characteristics, such as race or ethnicity and health or economic status.

The NIH must, within six months, report findings on this research and disseminate best practices for protecting those in educational settings. The NIH must update its findings and best practices quarterly through the end of the declared COVID-19 emergency.


Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/30/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
07/30/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 31, 2020 4:42:08 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 7:46:32 PM