NC Coronavirus update September 23: Durham Public Schools leaders to debate mandatory vaccines, face masks
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Durham Public Schools Board of Education meets later today to talk about vaccine and face mask mandates.
EMBED >More News Videos An unvaccinated student is frustrated after Shaw University locked him out of even taking online classes. TUESDAY Chair of @WCPSS school board Keith Sutton said: "I think we should be testing yesterday. It's going to be an additional burden. There's no way around that." Talk now about implementing a voluntary testing program versus mandatory which would need board approval #abc11 #nced — Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) September 21, 2021 EMBED >More News Videos Raw video: Gov. Roy Cooper held a briefing to update residents on the status of the state's COVID-19 response and highlighted an effort to get faith leaders involved in strengthening community vaccination efforts. EMBED >More News Videos Raw video: State Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen discusses COVID-19 metrics and trends in NC. EMBED >More News Videos Dr. Alexa Mieses Malchuk answers questions about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines. Monday Wilkes County: The Health Foundation in North Wilkesboro. Call 336-528-1637. Johnston County: Smithfield Hospital Campus in Smithfield. Call 919-268-1621. Harnett County: Central Carolina Community College Harnett Health Sciences Center in Lillington. Call 910-893-0653. Robeson County: UNC-Southeastern Ambulatory Care Center in Lumberton. Referrals based on a positive COVID-19 test are required for this location. Monday Morning Headlines RALEIGH, N.C. -- Here's the latest news and information on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.The staff vaccine mandate is set to go into effect October 31. The district is also launching a voluntary weekly testing program for students and staff in October.Full details about both of those plans will be discussed and finalized at tonight's meeting.Last week, DPS reported 2 active COVID-19 clusters with 85 students and 12 staff members testing positive.Moore County Schools voted Wednesday night to keep the face mask mandate for students and staff. The district will re-evaluate the policy next…