CHARLOTTE — As thousands of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students get ready to head back to school on Wednesday, a source sent Channel 9 a copy of a letter that county Health Director Gibbie Harris sent to Superintendent Earnest Winston, outlining several COVID-19 safety recommendations.
In the letter, Harris recommends CMS hire additional staff to handle COVID-19 protocols, on-site rapid testing for symptomatic students or staff for contact tracing, as well as weekly testing of staff who haven’t submitted proof of vaccination.
Harris said in the letter that she is concerned and needs a strong sense of urgency by CMS toward implementing the recommendations to “ensure we start the school year ahead of the curve instead of behind it.”
>> In the video at the top of this webpage, anchor Damany Lewis breaks down the letter and takes a closer look at what the health department hopes CMS will put in place for the new school year.
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