Oakland Teachers Plan 'Sickout' Thursday to Protest Lack of Safety in Omicron Surge

Oakland Teachers Plan 'Sickout' Thursday to Protest Lack of Safety in Omicron Surge


OAKLAND, California — Teachers in yet another city are planning to stage a “sickout” Thursday in protest at what they say is a lack of safety during the ongoing coronavirus surge — despite the district receiving money for safety from the federal government.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that some students are planning to go on “strike” in solidarity with the teachers, too:

Oakland schools are bracing for another teacher sickout less than a week after a group of teachers forced the closure of 12 campuses by calling in sick to protest working conditions during the region’s omicron surge. The district was already grappling with educators who were out due to COVID and a shortage of substitutes.

Some students are also expected to call in

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