Schools Struggle With Creating Reopening Plan As County Health Restrictions Increase

(WORDINBLACK.COM) – On Oct. 13, the Sacramento County Health Department gave schools the green light to reopen classrooms following careful guidelines and precautions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Teah Hairston gives instruction to her 4-year-old son, Daelan, while holding her 7-month-old son JahRuah. (Photo courtesy Teah Hairston)

While many of the county’s 240,000 students — roughly 11 percent African American — and their families celebrated the news, other families weren’t sure if it was the right move, especially grandparents who face the greatest health risk from the pandemic. A third of the county’s nearly 27,000 COVID-19 positives are over age 49, and most of the deaths have been residents 55 and over, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye.
And some teachers have doubts about their safety, regardless of how careful their schools are to sanitize classrooms, hold class sizes down to manageable, socially distanced

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