Columbus City Schools survey alleges lack of COVID-19 prep

    12 year old girl wearing a reusable, protective face mask in classroom while working on school work at her desk. Photo from Getty Images.

    The Columbus Education Association says 3,400 educators found a “shocking” lack of COVID-19 preparation as students move to a hybrid learning model.

    In the survey conducted by the CEA, 70% of CCS educators said they don’t think their building has “the appropriate facilities to promote hand-washing for all students,” and 38% said they didn’t believe their workspace had been cleaned before they returned.

    Of the 3,400 educators surveyed, 30% said they were not provided cloth face masks by the district.

    In-person student orientations began Monday, and some classes are scheduled to start Oct. 26.

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    Susan Tebben
    Susan Tebben is an award-winning journalist with a decade of experience covering Ohio news, including courts and crime, Appalachian social issues, government, education, diversity and culture. She has worked for The Newark Advocate, The Glasgow Daily Times, The Athens Messenger, and WOUB Public Media. She has also had work featured on National Public Radio.