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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Some people wont believe until it happens to someone that they know. Like the young man in his 30s whose dying words to a nurse is I should have taken this seriously instead of thinking it was a hoax. He had went to a big event with no masks or social distancing a few weeks before.
    The news here said the people who attended called it a "COVID party."

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    Florida had to give the torch of being #1 in new cases for two days in a row to Texas. We are neck in neck for the trophy. My town looks like a ghost town. Barely a soul out and my county only had two new cases today. I went to the library last evening a half hour before they closed, and they told me no one but the workers had been there after 5pm. I was able to luxuriously stroll around and do a self serve checkout. I throw the books in the car and hand sanitized. When I take them out a few days later, they have been cooked in a hot garage. In the very remote chance a book was carrying the virus the garage treatment should do it. Big excitement tonight. DH has to do an errand to Lowe’s and I’m going to go and walk around the garden center, one of my favorite activities. We will go about fourty five minutes before closing, and like the grocery stores there will hardly be a person there.


    on the other hand, Miami and area has a huge case and death count daily. And the Republican convention scheduled to be here next month May be held outside. However they will still have to travel, stay in hotels, eat in restaurants etc. then bring any virus back to their family, coworkers and friends. Recipe for disaster unless through some miracle the virus just disappears like we were promised. The last place I would go in Florida is any city, Disney (which is open) or the crowded beaches. In the rural areas it is fairly easy to social distance. But we have our masks on if there is any chance we will run into people.

    I now know several people who are covid positive. One is quite ill but is still at home.

    In the meantime i’m getting better and better at backgammon and several other games, as we play something every day.

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    Vegas is not doing well with the virus so glad we don’t live there. They opened the casinos too soon. Locally our positivity rate is 8%.

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    I heard an interview with a school official from Orange County, CA. I was glad to hear her acknowledge that masks and social distancing harm children and neither are part of the back to school plan for this extremely low risk group.

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    Parents won’t be sending their kids to school if that’s the case.

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    We have a number of school districts that make up Indianapolis and surrounding areas. At least two, one of which is large, are not reopening to classroom students. They will be totally virtual. Our city shcool district is confusing. Parents must apply and tell the school whether they will be in a classroom or stay home. They cannot switch back and forth. Way too complex with bus issues, space issues, mask issues, etc.

    Several have not announced. Each one will be different. Woe to those parents who move during the school year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I heard an interview with a school official from Orange County, CA. I was glad to hear her acknowledge that masks and social distancing harm children and neither are part of the back to school plan for this extremely low risk group.
    They may not be allowed to open. The governor and the teachers’ union and parents are not agreeing that this is feasible. Any one of those groups can block it, i.e. no teachers, no school; no students, no school. The governor said yesterday that he was giving them 2 days to “make the right decision for the safety of the entire community.” We shall see what he says tomorrow.

    The nearby large districts, Los Angeles Unified, largest in the state, and San Diego Unified, are opening with digital programs only.

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    Mschrigo many parents are lobbying for a return to the classroom. I agree with those districts that offer both options.

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