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RPS Direct Update - January 14, 2021

RPS Direct Update - January 14, 2021

Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share an update about COVID-19 vaccinations for our employees. We just received word that the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) will be providing us with a vaccine registration link later today. Once we have it, we'll share it with ALL RPS employees via their RPS email accounts. Please note the following: Though the vaccine is not required, I strongly encourage our employees to take it. I acknowledge and understand the hesitation in communities of color given historic abuses by the medical profession. As a demonstration of my confidence in the vaccine's safety, I'll be taking it, and will do so publicly. To the extent possible, I respectfully request that RPS employees sign up for time slots outside their normal work hours. RCHD will be continually adding vaccination events so please keep checking back if slots fill up. I'll be hosting a special vaccine edition of RPS Live! tomorrow at 4:30 pm on the RPS Facebook page with representatives from RCHD to answer your questions. In the meantime, if you need assistance, please contact us at talentoffice@rvaschools.net.