Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit
AmericanNo1: In Orange County CA, the Board of Education voted 4-1 to recommend schools open as face to face education, without masks, without physical distancing. Rational is that children, by the majority, do not get infected or have mild cases, and no deaths have occurred for the 0-18 age group, that were not attributed to a pre-existing health condition. Yet this does not consider the possible exposure to Covid-19 by the teacher or staff in those classrooms. And it does not take into account that the 0-18 age group, though at minimum risk, have the ability to carry the virus and spread it to others, which includes those exposed bringing it home to the family. In Orange County, we have a lot of multi-generational family homes, with the elderly included- so how do we handle that? And what if one student does get it, do we quarantine the class? Close the class?- and how about contract tracing, how many other students would that one student of exposed? Though I firmly believe the impact of distance learning has draw backs and pose significant challenges to the students in the long run, both mentally and from a academics standpoint, we are trying to push this too quickly, at a time when infections are up and have not shown to be declining anytime soon. And we definitely need to consider the safety of not ONLY the students, but the teachers, staff and families of the students. Decisions being made are too narrow focused- and do not consider the consequences to everyone involved.