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Postby Shyster » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:28 pm

The EU has extended its travel ban on U.S. visitors for another month.

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Postby grunthy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:46 pm

The EU has extended its travel ban on U.S. visitors for another month.
Be interesting to see in a month. If the 15-20% HIT is correct, then the USA will most likely have significantly fewer cases, but countries in Europe that weren't hit hard would get the "second" wave.

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Postby eddysnake » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:57 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/01/us/s ... virus.html

One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected?

Just hours into the first day of classes on Thursday, a call from the county health department notified Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana that a student who had walked the halls and sat in various classrooms had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Postby NTP66 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:01 am

It’s harder for middle and high schools, but kids in elementary schools absolutely must remain in the same classroom throughout the day. Ours is obviously doing that, and it sounds like they’re going to use the gym as the lunch room. The cafeteria is attached to it, so logistically it should work out well.

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Postby MWB » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:35 pm

As we get closer to our start back date, I’m less and less convinced we should be doing it. We haven’t been given many details on how distancing will work, other than a line of tape in the hallway, reduced bus capacity, and less students. Not sure how close I can get to students or they can get to each other. Aside from that, the actual academic plan is burdensome, to say the least. Teach live, then also post a video by 8am each day for that lesson. Our principal isn’t letting us live cast. So we basically double the work. They’ve also expanded our day by 30 minutes to allow for temp checks. Any teacher who was on the fence will certainly be out soon.

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Postby King Colby » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:50 pm

As much as I think its absolutely necessary to get these kids back in person, I think a 9 week delay should be ok. The weather is still nice so they won't be necessarily cooped up inside for that time. Just, talking with my wife about what her in person plan would be, it just doesn't seem like it would prevent much.

She listened to the PPS board meeting stream yesterday and a board member made the point that "how much sense does it make that we can't even have in person board meetings but we are expecting them to spend all day together in person"

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Postby genoscoif » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:27 pm

My wife and I have been full work from home since March. My company has basically been setting up reopen dates since June... Plan was volunteers for the first wave then rotation based after that. Every time we've gotten to about 2 weeks before the rollout date, they've moved it back. The latest one was to be mid August, and we found out Thursday that all offices will remain closed for 2020. So Jan 2021 is now the earliest we'll be back.

Then my wife found out yesterday that while their office has been considered closed indefinitely...it will be permanent. She's going to be full time WFH even after all of this.

She's already spouting redecorating plans for her office. :|

We're fortunate enough to have the room in our house to accommodate both of us being here. I can't imagine what we'd be doing if we still lived in our apartment or townhouse.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:41 pm

Out of the Blackhawk return plan the thing that makes me most uneasy is the busing. 2 kids per seat limit... uh that ain't socially distanced. Fortunately I drive my middle schooler and my high schooler drives himself.

I agree with KC, do the first 9 weeks remote. There should have been time to get adequate lesson planning in, my middle schooler especially learned zippy after they went remote in the spring.

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Postby King Colby » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:54 pm

I think they need to put a heavy, heavy focus on setting up 1:1 time for each student. Even once a week a 15 minute Skype meeting between teacher and student. Base half the grade on showing up to that meeting... that would be big for the inner city kids and the harder to reach kids

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Postby meow » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:02 pm

I think they need to put a heavy, heavy focus on setting up 1:1 time for each student. Even once a week a 15 minute Skype meeting between teacher and student. Base half the grade on showing up to that meeting... that would be big for the inner city kids and the harder to reach kids
No way this is feasible. mrs meow has 150 math students. At 15 minutes each, that is 37.5 hours. There is next to nothing that can be accomplished in 15 minutes

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Postby King Colby » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:06 pm

I meant more like 1 teacher to 1 student as opposed to every teacher from every subject. Just someone to serve as a mentor and make an attempt to elicit effort and attendance.

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Postby Shyster » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:55 pm

The BBC is reporting that Russia will begin a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, according to statements made by health minister Mikhail Murashko. He didn't say specifically what type of vaccine it would be, but last month Russian scientists said that early-stage trials of an adenovirus-based vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute had been completed and that the results were a "success."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53621708

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:09 pm

I imagine it will go as well as most things Russia does.

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Postby grunthy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:48 pm

Probably stole the Oxford vaccine.

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Postby MWB » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:53 pm

I meant more like 1 teacher to 1 student as opposed to every teacher from every subject. Just someone to serve as a mentor and make an attempt to elicit effort and attendance.
I think it’s a good idea theoretically, but trying to actually carry it out would be tough, and also think each teacher would need to contact for it to be meaningful.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 pm

Evidently, my kids will be getting EBT cards in the amount of $330 each because they attend schools that receive free or reduced lunch. Part of the CARES act.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:25 pm



There are other outcomes than dying.

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Postby AuthorTony » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:33 pm

Fffft, he'll be fine.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm

One of the worst things is how every baseball player with the name Rodriguez has to get shortened like AROD.

It's like baseball's version of gate

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:01 pm

Saw an old yinzer guy wearing “the terrible mask” in aldi in homestead tonight. As you might expect he wasn’t wearing it properly

Here we go stillers here we go

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Postby grunthy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:20 am

I think we peak in our “new” increase next week.
Didn’t miss by much.

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Postby grunthy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:29 am

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/02/heal ... ssion=true

A lot of studies and labs saying somewhere between 40-60% of people already have some protection against this virus.

Obviously I am not an expert, but if true, This is why I don’t believe the USA will have another big outbreak after this subsides.

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Postby King Colby » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:51 am

I dont see how there isnt another outbreak or at least a swell once schools and colleges start

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Postby count2infinity » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:01 am

I dont see how there isnt another outbreak or at least a swell once schools and colleges start
Yup. Inevitable, really. Might not be as bad since our first wave was pretty bad, but school is going to spread this thing even worse. Just the nature of things.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:03 am

I dont see how there isnt another outbreak or at least a swell once schools and colleges start
Yup. Inevitable, really. Might not be as bad since our first wave was pretty bad, but school is going to spread this thing even worse. Just the nature of things.
100% going to happen

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