Make OCPS Schools Safe

Make OCPS Schools Safe

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Rachel Smith started this petition to Orange county school board and

We must maintain a safe learning environment for our students and a safe working environment for our colleagues. Our requests are based on broad public support among all stakeholders, CDC guidance, scientific research, and the recommendations of the Medical Advisory Committee. 

Free On-Site COVID Testing for All: The Orange County School Board cannot make informed decisions about school safety unless they ensure that students, faculty, and staff are being tested. Contact tracing is impossible without testing.


Strict District-Wide Masks Mandates: The CDC, the NIH, the WHO all recommend that individuals wear masks in public, especially indoors. As COVID-19 is airborne, social distancing is insufficient to mitigate the spread of the virus inside of public schools; everybody inside a school building must wear a mask. Mask breaks pose an unacceptable danger to public health. 


Upgraded HVAC Filtration Systems: The COVID-19 virus is airborne. Upgraded HVAC filtration systems may prevent the spread of COVID and other airborne viruses. This is a vital investment in our schools’ infrastructure, which can prevent the spread of this virus and future disease outbreaks. 

 

While funding for some of these measures may be challenging, the health and lives of our students, teachers, and other stakeholders are priceless. The Board must implement these safety measures immediately.

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