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OC schools are starting up again: Are they prepared for COVID and Monkeypox?

Voice of OC, Aug. 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

OC schools are starting up again: Are they prepared for COVID and Monkeypox?

Nakia Best, a UCI nursing school assistant professor who works on an advisory group to schools, said in a Thursday phone interview that there may be an increase in COVID cases with the return to school. “People have been all over. I don’t know if we’re going to see a surge. I think if we take the measures we need to, it will not be as bad,” she said.
Best said those measures include hand washing, wearing masks indoors – even if they’re not mandated – and getting vaccinated.