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COVID 19, Going Back to School in Norfolk, VA

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While many primary school districts, and secondary schools for that matter, struggle with mixed, hard and fast rules and funding about going back to school, many schools were left scrambling to create systems, training and provide equipment for students on short notice in the wake of a pandemic that still lacks a national plan other than what many medical professionals call an unrealistic time frame for having a vaccine: January 2021. Many medical professionals feel that March 2021 is a more realistic deadline. Amidst all this our elected officials in Norfolk, VA have decided to start 100% online for Norfolk, VA primary schools. Many secondary schools will also be online (in Norfolk, VA). Many schools are hoping to switch back to in person at some point but many of these deadlines remain up in the air as we wade through the pandemic. Our elected officials were prompt in addressing the digital divide that exists by providing chrome books for those families in need, ensuring that students are equipped to go back to school. It was very important to Congressman Bobby Scott that students have chrome books and were equipped to learn this school season during the pandemic.

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In fact, many teachers instructing primary school students have begun to venture out seeking their own computers. Teachers often are left to supply themselves, their classes and sometimes their students with supplies on their modest salaries. The elected officials in Norfolk, VA had approved teacher raises. In the face of the pandemic they have been put back in a position to fight for this raise for teachers as many states have been left to address the pandemic, in a sense, on their own, although many of our fine states have sought to pull and work together. Make sure your voice is heard this November at the ballot box and contact your local office of election with any questions or concerns. Plan ahead and Vote early!

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Free COVID 19 Testing

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With everyone we know being impacted by COVID 19, we wanted to share some information about free and local testing (Norfolk, VA, USA). We encourage you to locate a (free) testing location if you are not located in Norfolk, VA. Some congressman are stating that testing was a missed opportunity when reopening. As we reopen some of us are faced with work environments that may unintentionally expose us to COVID 19. Indeed we are all susceptible leaving many of us questioning if we have COVID 19? What do we do if we do have COVID 19? These are definitely scary times and we understand because we truly are all in this together. We encourage everyone to make informed decisions and to inform those around you if you are indeed positive for COVID 19. Many people have survived and we hope that time will be on your side should you or a loved one have to face overcoming this virus. We wish everyone great health. Remember healthy is the New Normal. As we know the communities impacted the most were those with preexisting conditions. How has COVID 19 impact you and your family? How have things changed for you since COVID 19? How have you cooped with the pandemic? Share your comments below. Thank you to the City of Norfolk for providing this resource and to those who have shared it. Share the Wealth of Health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Stay healthy!

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https://www.norfolk.gov/covid19testing