Ward Reports January 10, 2022

Ald. George Cardenas (12) shared a Washington Post column arguing to keep students in school and tweeted, “My parents are at wits end, seriously. They have to work sometimes two jobs and can’t or not able to homeschool. The harm to kids is very real.”  

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted, “350,000 tests sounds like a lot but @ChiPubSchools would need all of them to test every student when they return back to the classroom. Where are the follow-up tests after that? What about the employees in the building?” 

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) wrote in her latest newsletter, “Large school districts including Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles are taking steps to test all students before they return to classes and to implement ongoing screening. Alongside my City Council colleagues, I will continue to push the school district to implement a comprehensive, district-wide testing and vaccination plan so that we can safely reopen our schools as soon as possible.” 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted, “[email protected]'s fight for a safe return to in-person learning has wide-ranging implications. Mayor Lightfoot knows which side she's on - she's on the side of the rich and powerful capitalists. 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted, “Thank you to those brave men and women that keep our communities safe. We support and appreciate you! #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay” 

Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted “key takeaways for CDC's latest guidelines (updated Jan. 6, 2022) for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools.”

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