Oakland pupil petition threatens strike if borough fails to enhance COVID safety – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A group of Oakland Unified High School students are threatening to leave campus if the school district stops providing further COVID protection or returns to online learning.

More than 150 high school students have signed a petition calling for the school district to put KN95 masks for every student, twice a week COVID tests for everyone on campus, and more covered outdoor areas for students to eat in when the weather is bad Provides. Students say the only other acceptable option would be to return to online learning.

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The students say the district has until Jan. 17 to meet their demands.

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“This letter is intended to inform you that, given the rising cases of COVID-19, OUSD students are not okay with going to school,” the letter reads. “There are many concerns about security measures and protection against COVID-19, especially the highly contagious Omicron variant. We have to go back to distance learning until the cases go back down. To ensure a safe learning environment, we require N95 masks and weekly PCR tests from you. If these requirements are not met, we will attract attention by not going to school. We will strike until we get what we need for security. “

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