House Republicans target COVID-19 mask/testing mandates in schools | Journal-news | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

CHARLESTON — Even as the omicron COVID-19 variant sends hospitalizations back towards summer record highs, Republican lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates want to end mask and testing mandates in public schools. The House Education Committee took up House Bill 4071 on Wednesday afternoon, called the Public School…

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States to go their own ways on return-to-school rules, including COVID-19 testing | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

There has been no agreement from national cabinet on how schools should reopen, and stay open, amid the continuing Omicron COVID-19 outbreak. Key points: Scott Morrison flagged some states may put in place regular testing of staff or students Jurisdictions that do put in place tests will receive financial help from the…

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Central Valley school districts see an increase in elementary school students testing positive for COVID | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – Local health officials are reporting an increase in the number of children testing positive for COVID-19, saying the Omicron variant is spreading through the population faster than other variants. “We have absolutely seen an increase in the number of positive cases,” said Kelly Avants from the…

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Multiple schools across Mid-Missouri close doors citing sick staff and COVID-19 case increase | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Multiple school districts throughout Mid-Missouri have announced plans this week to temporarily close their doors or make changes to their COVID-19 guidelines, due to problems created by the coronavirus surge. The Southern Boone School District will not be closing school, but the district’s Board of Education voted…

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