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California to vaccinate teachers, increase student testing in bid to reopen schools


#Even amidst skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, #California state leaders are planning on reopening in-person schooling in all #California schools by spring 2021 while still incorporating remote learning as an option.

KRON #San #Francisco reports that during a press conference #Wednesday, #Gov. #Gavin #Newsom (D) said that having students attend class would not be a highly transmissible environment for COVID-19, per data from the U.S. #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention (CDC).

#Still, he acknowledged that ample public health protocols would still be in place for schools to reopen.

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“The guidelines that are in place allow for schools to operate in-person,” #Newsom said. “The schools have an obligation to submit safety plans.”

#To ease the reopenings, #California is working on prioritizing teachers and school staff as the next demographic to receive vaccinations.

#Additional evidence and guidelines have been outlined on the state’s #Department of #Health website, citing at-home environments as the primary way in which children are exposed to and contract COVID-19.

#Some of the safety measures that will likely be incorporated are enforcing mask-wearing, social distancing, learning in small groups, washing hands frequently and ample testing. #Contact tracing will also be critical, and the launch of new software dubbed the #School #Portal for #Outbreak #Tracking (SPOT) aims at helping educators and state health officials work in tandem to isolate any cases.

#Newsom said $2 billion in state funding would be allocated to supporting school reopenings.

The state’s plan focuses on getting children in kindergarten and elementary school — specifically up to the second grade — back into in-person classrooms.



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https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/532144-california-to-vaccinate-teachers-increase

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