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The Oakland Unified School District is hosting a series of information sessions for families who want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and school safety. Beginning this week, the district will livestream discussions for particular groups, including Latino families, African-American families, and special education families. There will also be future sessions for Asian-American families and youth.
Each discussion will feature doctors from the UCSF Pediatric Advisory Task Force to inform families about how the virus spreads, how to lower the risk of contracting coronavirus, how safe the vaccines are, and to answer any other questions people may have about COVID-19 in Oakland.
ousd family information sessions
Other upcoming discussions:
Asian-American Family Session
The sessions will also be streamed live from OUSD’s Facebook page.
Throughout January and February, district leaders and school board members have been holding virtual conversations about school reopening, what criteria OUSD is using to evaluate the safety of in-person learning, and what preparations schools are making to welcome students back into the buildings, which have been closed since last March. Previous sessions were recorded and are available to watch online.