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(27,667 posts)
Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:03 AM Sep 2021

Let's Talk School and Covid

Let me go first by saying my son is 11 yo and fortunately (in this case) had very mild Covid last Fall when myself and my wife caught it (I nearly died).

12 days since returning to school in August have had Covid direct contact notices from the school. At least 2 of my son's teachers are out with Covid.

There is no mask mandate (my son wears KN95), rooms are crowded (25-30 kids) and there is no discernible social distancing.

Yes, it's Texas. And yes, someone will die.

And no, it's not F'ing worth it.

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Let's Talk School and Covid (Original Post) JCMach1 Sep 2021 OP
It's so frustrating and scary. I'm glad you and our family have made it through so far. pnwmom Sep 2021 #1
I'm sorry Dorian Gray Sep 2021 #2
even here in illinois- mopinko Sep 2021 #3

Dorian Gray

(13,636 posts)
2. I'm sorry
Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:22 AM
Sep 2021

Sending my ten (almost 11 year old) back to school on Thursday. In NYC. At her school all staff are mandated to be vaccinated. I don't know one parents who hasn't been vaccinated in our community, either, and masks must be worn. So I'm feeling pretty good.

If I were in Texas I may have made a different choice about school.

I am so sorry about the stress and frustration that you're feeling. Glad your child wears the KN95. I bought some for my daughter as well. Really hoping this school year is healthy for most.

Best of luck, and hoping that your child's school doesn't experience loss of life. That could be traumatic for everyone.


(70,927 posts)
3. even here in illinois-
Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:22 AM
Sep 2021

you know who is the worst here? cops.
long story, but i just spent a day as a guest of the county. zero masked on cops, and the union has made a stink of mandatory vax.
was in cook county jail, and most of the employees were masked, but not all. us prisoners, tho. nobody cared who was masked and who wasnt.

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