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Local school officials 'confident' they can remain open amid omicron surge

Original post made on Jan 5, 2022

It felt like déjà vu on Saturday when Menlo School students got an email saying classes would be held remotely for a week. Public schools are staying open amid the omicron wave, while some private schools are going remote temporarily.

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Posted by Ronen
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:33 pm

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My boys are reporting many students at MA are testing positive. Some of them during school hours, on school ground, using rapid tests. The school district has thrown in the towel and is not even making an effort to mitigate the spread.

I recognize the importance of keeping schools open, but at the very least district officials could significantly improve things by taking at least SOME of the following steps.

1. Requiring N95 masks, not just distributing them
2. Mandating vaccinations
3. Requiring regular testing
4. Moving some instruction outdoors
5. Installing air purifiers in classrooms

Instead, the district is pretending this is not happening.
Our community is about to experience an even bigger spike.