How are you faring in this worldwide crisis?

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  1. EdmundDantes

    EdmundDantes Mobile Deity

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    One of my 'favorite' stories about the NBA lockdown was that one of the players crossed the cordon to pickup an order of wings and also went to a 'gentlemen's club.' What was he thinking? Yikes.
     
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  2. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    My anxieties about returning to the school building were not without valid reasoning. My 'team' appeared too comfortable in working with each other, and did not give pause to think that I was an outside source. Inside all day, in an office room, working on ~350 chromebooks. I was the only one masked the entire time. A basketball camp was in the gym. No masks, no social distancing. I was awake Tuesday night until 3am, with a 6am jump out of bed and 6:45 departure time as it takes me about an hour and a half commute to travel back to work now. I simply could not get my mind to stop racing over going back into the building. Clearly my brain knew better than my heart did. I hoped they would be sensible. I love my team, but they didn't show me the one piece of respect I hoped they would.

    Our Governor is set to announce plans for back to school for the public schools today at 2pm central. My district has said that regardless of what the public schools do, they will be open. Got that in writing, in my email yesterday. It's a fight for the dollar, that's what it comes down to. Follow the public schools, and risk losing students and income. Open, and grow your revenue stream with increased enrollment, at the cost of life and health.

    And someone leaked the news early. Not much to share other than the Governor is expected to let each district decide what is best for them with guidance yet to be provided. I would expect that guidance to state if your infection rate in your community is x, you can reopen. If it is y, you had better close. Guess we'll see as they day continues...
     
  4. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    O. M. G....
    hc, I truly hope their (and your) luck continues. Manly hugs can be offerred electronically, with out violating the 6 foot rule, yes? Be well my friend.
     
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  5. lelisa13p

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    It's infuriating and excruciating in fairly equal measures. :vbfrown:
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    The guidance for Minnesota districts is based off of county infection rates for the previous 14 days. As it stands with most counties reporting an uptick in infections, all grades in Olmsted county would be hybrid by the numbers I expect to see ending this month if school were to start now. School does not start for another month, and unless something drastic happens, I would predict that by that time, middle and high school would be distance and elementary would be hybrid. Won't last too long and then they will all be distance.

    Where I live, Washington county is likely one, maybe two cycles behind Olmsted.

    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/wschool.pdf

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    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    Sorry, can't resist... Won't take it personally if this gets moderated. ;-)

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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Me, either -- at least I'll be in good company

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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    That school day was yesterday. Jefferson, GA. :vbeek: :vbfrown: :vbmad: Let's hear a big ol' cheer for Gov. Bubba, whose guidance comes from you-know-who. :vbmad:

    UPDATE: MASK WEARING FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY IS NOT REQUIRED, MERELY SUGGESTED. :vbeek: :vbeek: :vbeek: And most of the High School students aren't wearing masks (although they are available from administration upon request) and are greeting and hugging each other just like at the beginning of any school year. Masks are required on school bus.

    I THROW MY HANDS UP IN THE UNIVERSAL GESTURE OF EXASPERATION. :vbeek:
     

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