NYC stopped testing school staff with no mention of a policy shift. In natl studies, school staff have odds of infection similar to health care workers. When confronting a surge, we need to *expand* testing to protect staff and their students, not reduce it.

Nov 27, 2021 · 4:24 PM UTC

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Agreed. Nearly all staff at my school want weekly testing. Keeping our community safe is our priority. No policy support from mayor or our union leadership
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Replying to @eduwonkette_jen
And this is also with fears of a new variant developing. Why turn people away if the medical staff are already in schools??? Even students with one shot are no longer allowed a test.
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How about this @UFT: demand in-school Covid tests for anyone who wants it. Simple. Easy. Understandable and not even discussing mandatories.
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We don’t count as exposed in WA state b/c we are supposed to stay 6 feet away from all students at all times! 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Ha ha ha ha! 6 feet away in a classroom with 26 kids because #waleg suspended our statewide class size initiative. 🤪 But at least we have a statewide mask mandate, unlike Utah where weekly kid cases exceed our monthly totals by hundreds.
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Yes! We have already had vaccinated teachers catch covid
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The amount of personal time our teachers spend getting tested is astounding. When testing is right in the building every week it makes no sense not to include all staff who want to get tested.
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Healthcare staff aren’t routinely tested either.
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Who would have the authority to change policy and increase risk to safety of teachers and students?
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The mayor- @NYCMayor who does not want data about cases bc he doesn’t want to find/have to deal with the data
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