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 tour 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 publich health guidance for educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch recent conversations below, and join us for the next Better Together wehinar on Tuesday, March 16.

Better Together Webinar, February 25, 2021

San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Magee facilitates 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.

Better Together Listening Session

On December 17, 2020, the County Office of Education held a listening session to help inform 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.