Back to School?On October 6, 2020 by Ruth Newstok
Everyone wants to go back to school, right? But, here’s the thing, school will not be like you imagined it, talking to friends in the hallways, having lunch together. Maybe eventually, but it definitely won’t be all at once. Most likely, we will be only coming to school every other day, or possibly less. Everyone will have to wear masks, classes will be less than 50% capacity, and at even the smallest breakout, and we’ll go back to fully online.
Of course, we don’t even know when we’ll be going back to school. The school board meets about every month and decides what the plan will be for the next. They have guidelines that must be followed before even the possibility of returning to school. Those guidelines were sent out via email a few weeks ago, but in case you didn’t read them, here they are.
- There has to be a trend in which the number of positive tests in the county have been going down for at least 2 weeks.
- Less than 10% of tests should be returned positive for Covid-19.
- There have to be at least 15 percent of hospital beds available in Shelby County.
- There cannot be any new studies that show that children are more likely to get sick from the virus.
With all of these guidelines filled, we’ll be allowed to return to in-person school.
So, now that you know all the details, do you still want to go back to school?