Well, New Yorkers, here’s a champion for your cause. In an article posted on The Queens Gazette, lawmaker Michael Gianaris speaks out for mandatory notice of bedbug cases to all parents at affected schools. He asks the director of the Office of School Health at the city Department of Education, “to consider these recommendations before the financially and emotionally devastating effects of bedbugs impact New Yorkers on a much larger scale.”
Financially and emotionally devastating effects of bedbugs? Guess he’s paranoid, too, huh? Mara Altman, this is yet another reason for you to be worried. By the way, I can tell you where you can buy some of that DE to make snow angels out of, and cheap!
The article goes on to say
Gianaris said if his proposed change is made, the notice should include important information including prevention techniques, treatment options and important contact information for relevant agencies, including the Department of Education (DOE), the Office of School Health, and the city’s Department of Health.
Good for him. May many others follow suit. Soon.