By Richard Bammer
As parents and schools face another reckoning over COVID-19 with the rapid spread of the omicron variant, many may wonder whether in-person classes are worth the risk.
But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say schools can still be safe when simple protocols are followed. They include paying attention to social distancing, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated.
However, with the variant’s reported ease of transmission worrying many, Solano County Office of Education officials on Wednesday made an effort to allay some fears by distributing iHealth COVID-19 home testing kits to school district representatives, educators and parents who dropped by the SCOE’s main office at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield.