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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:44 PM

Universities across America are shutting down. Is K-12 far behind?

Spring Break is starting soon (or underway in some areas).

Kids will travel with their families and inevitably bring home coronavirus. High schools are about to start prom season where kids will be in close contact. This thing could explode in about 2-3 weeks.

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Reply Universities across America are shutting down. Is K-12 far behind? (Original post)
OrlandoDem2 Mar 2020 OP
More_Cowbell Mar 2020 #1
Igel Mar 2020 #3
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #4
riversedge Mar 2020 #2

Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:45 PM

1. That might happen, but the big thing about colleges is dorms

And cafeterias. So K-12 doesn't have *quite* the same issues, though of course kids are messy anyway.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:21 PM

3. That's certainly part of it.

Also it's a large concentration of kids that the school's somehow responsible for. Better to disperse them.

And there's also the issue of having all the kids there, sick, needing care even if they're not in a hospital. With the inevitably large group that will resist medical attention until they need serious intervention. Send them home, if you can, and it's better. Their education's dinged, but that's about all. And at good schools, where the kids actually *want* to learn, that won't be so bad in many fields, even long distance.

With K-12, it's really a daycare issue and for many, diet. Yes, their education is also dinged, but even during the Harvey aftermath in Houston schools opened just to provide free meals to the poor. As for their education, many don't really want to learn even when present, so it'll just be extended vacation for those. Or, since a lot of those really value having as much time earning $10/hr as possible, extended "workation."

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:29 PM

4. We shut at 5 PM. Our dorms are not shut down -

The campus is still open. Cafeterias are open. The only thing shut down are classes.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 06:47 PM

2. see this thread for school closings ...........

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