SFUSD ramps up efforts to stop the spread of Omicron in schools

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SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews promised every student and teacher in the SFUSD system would be tested for COVID no later than Friday, Jan. 14. Watch Matthews’ full COVID update for SF schools here. – Photo: KRON4 by Daphne Young The first weeks back to school after the winter break have been extremely challenging for students, teachers, parents, the San Francisco Unified School District and health officials as collectively everyone works to get tested for COVID-19. “I want to express my sincere gratitude for everything that SFUSD staff are doing,” said Dr. Vincent Matthews, SFUSD Superintendent. “This is the most difficult time our public schools have seen in over a century, and we must work together to serve our children and families while living with COVID.”& “I also want to thank our city agencies and the business community – everyone is lending a hand to keep schools as safe as possible so our students can learn in person,” added Matthews. Since Jan. 2, SFUSD has partnered with& Safer Together& to make rapid testing available to the community at select school sites and SFUSD main office, at 555 Franklin Street in San Francisco. The district says this mobile rapid testing will continue...