June 14, 2021 Press Releases

Release: Schools Out, Vaccinations Up: Biden-Led Recovery Comes Just in Time for Arizona’s Students

PHOENIX –– Across Arizona, the instability and uncertainty of the last year hit young people particularly hard as the pandemic forced schools to close, canceled graduations, and left students feeling more isolated.

When he took office, President Joe Biden understood that the best way to get students back on track and back to a sense of normalcy was to get the virus under control. Thanks to his American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris administration was able to do just that with decisive action to ramp up COVID testing, school safety measures, and vaccination rates.

As we head into summer vacation, nearly 140 million Americans—including 2 million kids under 17—are vaccinated, restoring hope across Arizona and renewing our collective faith that things will be even better for young people next school year. 

“With shots in arms, schools reopening, and celebrations underway, students and teens across Arizona are finally returning to a much-needed sense of normalcy after the instability of the last year,” said ADP Spokesperson Hannah Goss. “There’s no telling where we would be without the leadership and swift action of President Biden, but one thing is certain: Our recovery so far is restoring a much-needed sense of optimism for Arizona’s students and teens as his administration gets the country back on track.” 

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