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Colorado Education Association teams with medical groups to offer series of COVID-related webinars

Webinars start today and run weekly through Oct. 7.

The Colorado Education Association and a coalition of Colorado health care organizations have announced a partnership to offer advice, insights and answers to health questions related to COVID-19 and “to advocate collectively for what is best for educators and students in this environment,” according to a Wednesday news release. Partner organizations include the American Academy of Pediatrics Colorado Chapter, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, Colorado Association of School-Based Health Care, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials and Colorado Medical Society. 

“This is a chance for us to cut through all of the noise and hear firsthand from medical experts on how we should be dealing with COVID-19 and the current circumstances we face,” Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of CEA, stated in the release. “It’s vital for Colorado students, parents and educators to have access to health guidelines and recommendations from those who know best.”  

The partnership will host a series of webinars for parents and educators beginning on at 4:30 p.m. today and running through Oct. 7. The webinars will address the concerns and challenges educators, students and parents face when working to safely continue learning and instruction in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, according to the release.

Individual webinar topics are

  • Protecting Yourself and Your Family: Mask Guidance and PPE Best Practices — 4:30 p.m. today

  • Who to Call When: Outbreak Guidance and Other Classroom What Ifs — 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 

  • These are the People in Your Neighborhood: Working with Medical Professionals in Your Community — 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30

  •  Where's COVID: Colorado Data, Trends and Executive Orders — 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7

Registration links for webinars, including today’s session, will be available on the CEA social media channels — Facebook and Twitter — prior to the events.