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10% will go to educators, the winter storm delays the distribution of doses

Happy Friday everyone! I’m Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, and I can’t wait to have a nice relaxing weekend staying home and continuing my quarantine. And you?

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California to set aside 10% of first doses of vaccine for educators and school staff

Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday that the Golden State plans to reserve 10% of the first doses of the vaccine for educators, school staff and child care providers starting in March to bring children back to classrooms.

The move aims to jumpstart in-person learning after nearly a year of distance learning for most of California’s 6 million K-12 students. The news comes a day after California legislative leaders announced a $ 6.5 billion proposal to reopen schools in the spring. Newsom said it wasn’t fast enough and suggested he could veto it.


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