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'Shouldn’t Have to Make This Decision': Thousands of Contra Costa Students Stay Home, Citing Omicron Fears
Nearly one-third of students in West Contra Costa Unified - covering Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Pinole and Hercules - haven't attended school over the past three weeks, saying they don't feel safe returning to in-person instruction, and that the district is failing them by not providing better online learning options.