Marin County Public Health is now offering free COVID-19 testing to all essential public and private sector workers (cities and towns included).
Testing is by appointment only. This is not a drive-thru location. Please identify yourself as an essential worker when scheduling your appointment. Appointments can be scheduled online via the Logistics Health website or by calling 1-888-634-1123 if you do not have internet access. Multilingual staff are available to assist with both appointment scheduling and testing.
Attached are "Response to Protests and Racism 6-2020" in both Spanish Translationand English Translationfrom Marin County Superintendent of Schools, Mary Jane Burke. In the communication Superintendent Burke states "...now is the time that we all should join together to do our part. Peaceful protests showing solidarity in our commitment to "be the change" are critical. There is no room for violent and destructive behavior that is occurring across the United States." Please continue this conversation and take action. Contact the Marin County Office of Education (Marin COE) with your questions, recommendations, and actions for our community.
Also included in the "Response to Protests and Racism 6-2020" are links to numerous resources:
- Talk to your children with compassion about the pent-up frustration of the protesters so they know and understand the actions they are witnessing are a direct result of historical injustices.
- Teaching Tolerance provides resources for talking to kids about race and racism
- HealthyChildren.org – Talking to Children about Racial Bias
- Know your rights: Protester’s Rights
- Read books together as a family to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance.
- Embrace Race: Read-aloud books for raising a brave generation
- 27 Books to help you talk to your kids about racism
- Speak up when you are witness to an injustice or some form of racism. Silence only serves to support and promote deplorable acts.
- Volunteering in diverse settings can help build a cultural competency and build a more inclusive society. Consider local opportunities that can build relationships and support people in need.
- Educate yourself through the eyes of those most impacted:
- Black parents describe “The Talk” they give to their children about police
- Black Parents Know about “The Talk” – White Parents, It’s Your Turn
- Raising Race Conscious Children
- A Conversation on Race - A series of short films about identity in America
This workshop will review and analyze the new Title IX Regulations as they apply to K-12 and CCDs. It will also discuss policy and practice changes that Districts will need to put into place before the start of the 2020-2021 school year to ensure compliance with Title IX. Click here for more details and registration.
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