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Teacher's union makes safety demands before reopening Las Vegas area schools

Posted at 1:02 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 16:20:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County teacher's union is demanding certain safety measures be in place before the school district reopens Las Vegas area schools.


In a post on Facebook, the Clark County Education Association called for testing for all Clark County School District employees before they return to work, access to health care, and sanitizing procedures, among other things.

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Educators have been asking how we plan to safely reopen the schools. The following statement includes the demands that the Clark County Eduction Association is asking of CCSD.

The Clark County Education Association wants to ensure that we are complying with CDC guidelines as well as keeping our students and staff safe. When schools re-open the first thing that has to happen is we have to have adequate testing for every CCSD employee before they return to work. This will help us identify and mitigate. We also want to have follow-up testing during the school year as well as pay special attention to the employees who are most at risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19. For the employees that test positive, the adequate medical attention they may need must be available. In addition, it is very important that PPE equipment will be made available for employees and students, and social distancing practices must be available and in place. This measures also includes our school buses and ensuring that they abide by the proper social distancing measures. Finally, we must have sanitizing procedures for schools and classrooms so we can be proactive and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak is holding a press conference to discuss reopening the state. It is not clear if he plans to announce schools will reopen. Watch a livestream at 5 p.m. here.