The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with enormous challenges. One of the biggest impacts has been on our children and our schools. To support our young people and our schools, we must join forces. We are Better Together.

The Better Together webinar series is a collaboration between the San Mateo County education and health communities to share the latest medical and public health guidance for educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch recent conversations below. 

Better Together Webinar,
March 16, 2021

California State Assemblymember Phil Ting, District 19; San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Magee; and San Mateo County educators and health experts engage in a discussion about how we continue to keep schools safe as more students and staff return to campus. The conversation also shines a light on successes and best practices and highlights how the strong support of our State leaders has helped make a return to campus possible.

Better Together: Vaccinations and Education

On February 25, 2021, San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Magee held a conversation with Dr. Anand Chabra, San Mateo County Health COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Section Chief, and Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine Director, UCSF, about the science of vaccines and how the COVID-19 vaccine will impact schools.

Watch a recording of this conversation.

Better Together Listening Session

On December 17, 2020, the County Office of Education held a listening session to helpinform leaders in education, public health, science, medicine, and research who are advising education leaders with COVID-19 protocols. Public school stakeholders, including superintendents, principals, teachers, and parents share their experiences, challenges, and questions around COVID-19 and schools. Experts from leading health organizations listen to the issues raised by their education partners to learn more about the complexities of the school setting so together, we can create a village of support for the students of San Mateo County.

Watch a recording of the listening session.