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I found it interesting to learn from my 8-year old son today that his teacher is not only wearing a mask in the classroom but is also staying behind plexiglass. If they exchange papers, etc., it's done through a small window in the plexiglass, so she is not actually in physical contact with the kids. I'm curious if this is also being done at most schools here now. Does anyone know?
My daughter's school doesn't have that rule.

We have a parent evening next week. 1 parent allowed and mask is mandatory for the parent but not for the child.
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Old 22.08.2020, 00:20
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Coronavirus cases linked to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota last week have now reached across state lines to Nebraska, public health officials said.

At least seven Covid-19 cases in Nebraska's Panhandle region have been tied to the rally

South Dakota state health officials announced Thursday that a person who worked at a tattoo shop in Sturgis had tested positive for the virus, and could have possibly exposed people during the event last week.

Earlier this week, officials said a person who spent hours at a bar during the rally had also tested positive.
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Old 22.08.2020, 00:24
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I'm not really sure what the alternative is. You can't zoom school kids for 2 years. The kids deserve a proper education. Maybe pay off the teachers who are in high risk categories.

I'd rather lock the over 70s up at home than stop kids going to school (ideally it would be neither though unless we can really help it).
I do not know what the alternative is.

But collecting children and teachers together in schools and turning some/many into virus hot spots is at best counter productive.
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Old 22.08.2020, 10:11
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I found it interesting to learn from my 8-year old son today that his teacher is not only wearing a mask in the classroom but is also staying behind plexiglass. If they exchange papers, etc., it's done through a small window in the plexiglass, so she is not actually in physical contact with the kids. I'm curious if this is also being done at most schools here now. Does anyone know?
Since the papers of any child who has the virus would be contaminated, it seems like theatre & nothing else.
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Old 22.08.2020, 10:21
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Since the papers of any child who has the virus would be contaminated, it seems like theatre & nothing else.
Surface contamination is much, much less of a factor than person to person contact or respiratory transmission. And clearly the teacher could and should take additional precautions when handling materials from students depending on how much time has passed. That's such a well known fact that I have to assume you're being deliberately obtuse on the matter to paint a dramatic picture.
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Old 22.08.2020, 10:36
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Surface contamination is much, much less of a factor than person to person contact or respiratory transmission. And clearly the teacher could and should take additional precautions when handling materials from students depending on how much time has passed. That's such a well known fact that I have to assume you're being deliberately obtuse on the matter to paint a dramatic picture.
So is all this hand washing is unnecessary?
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Old 22.08.2020, 10:36
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So is all this hand washing is unnecessary?
Can you read?
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Old 22.08.2020, 10:49
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I found it interesting to learn from my 8-year old son today that his teacher is not only wearing a mask in the classroom but is also staying behind plexiglass. If they exchange papers, etc., it's done through a small window in the plexiglass, so she is not actually in physical contact with the kids. I'm curious if this is also being done at most schools here now. Does anyone know?
Every school is different.

At a vocational school in Lucerne, both students and teachers must wear a mask at all times unless they are outside or eating lunch.

At a similar school in Schwyz, students and teachers are separated by plexiglass but Masks are required when social distancing cannot be adhered to.
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Old 22.08.2020, 10:57
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Old 22.08.2020, 11:13
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https://fee.org/articles/the-cogniti...e-to-covid-19/ For anyone interested in a psychological perspective.
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Old 22.08.2020, 11:19
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Indeed I have empathy for 99% of the population that are suffering because of lockdown, normally the public does not care about & even despise the 1% of the population that they are not part of.
So normally you don't care and even despise the 1% of population you're not part of.

Your honesty is refreshing.
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Old 22.08.2020, 11:40
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I found it interesting to learn from my 8-year old son today that his teacher is not only wearing a mask in the classroom but is also staying behind plexiglass. If they exchange papers, etc., it's done through a small window in the plexiglass, so she is not actually in physical contact with the kids. I'm curious if this is also being done at most schools here now. Does anyone know?
In my kid's school the teachers only wear masks in common places i.e. where more classes/all the school gathers not in their classroom. The explanation is that should something happen, it is easy to track down all the contacts. I don't know if they keep distance/wear a mask in the staff room. And yes, Elternabend is with mask on.





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I do not know what the alternative is.

But collecting children and teachers together in schools and turning some/many into virus hot spots is at best counter productive.
I don't know what the alternative is either. But I'm sick entire to see children robbed of a normal life. I can't even begin to tell you about the anger and frustration I accumulated on behalf of children/youth, albeit I agree with all the decisions that have been made. It is a catch22 situation or how do they call it.
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Old 22.08.2020, 12:09
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So normally you don't care and even despise the 1% of population you're not part of.

Your honesty is refreshing.
I don't care about the top 1%, they don't need anyone to care for them. I don't despise them either, I leave that for the lefties who enjoy doing that.
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Old 22.08.2020, 12:12
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https://fee.org/articles/the-cogniti...e-to-covid-19/ For anyone interested in a psychological perspective.
Same organisation publishes articles discrediting global warming and a major donors are alleged to be from Koch foundations and ExxonMobil.
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Old 22.08.2020, 14:01
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I don't care about the top 1%, they don't need anyone to care for them. I don't despise them either, I leave that for the lefties who enjoy doing that.
You wrote "normally the public does not care about", a bit confusing...

"The public" doesn't include you but it includes the lefties?

Anyways, if the 1% get sick (they - most probably - won't) they have access to treatments and medication that many of those you said you feel sorry for won't have.

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I would tell you my Coronavirus joke, but there's 99.7% chance you wouldn't get it.
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Old 22.08.2020, 15:17
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Since the papers of any child who has the virus would be contaminated, it seems like theatre & nothing else.
You do realise that teachers can wash their hands afterwards?

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So is all this hand washing is unnecessary?
In your case it is......

Don't you bother with such stupid rules.
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Old 22.08.2020, 16:02
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Since the papers of any child who has the virus would be contaminated, it seems like theatre & nothing else.
Well, I think the plexiglass is intended to help protect the teacher from the kids as well as to help protect the kids from the teacher. Can you imagine being a teacher and accidentally exposing all of your students to the virus?
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Old 22.08.2020, 16:29
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...I don't know what the alternative is either. But I'm sick entire to see children robbed of a normal life. I can't even begin to tell you about the anger and frustration I accumulated on behalf of children/youth, albeit I agree with all the decisions that have been made. It is a catch22 situation or how do they call it.
I think psychologists will be analyzing this for years to come, both in children and adults. I wonder what sort of mentality a child in today's western world is going to wind up with, when every person outside the home is to be viewed as a potential threat, even a potential source of death. Children are being taught that you can't hug people, go see grandma, high five, go to other gatherings, play sports together, etc. unless you're somehow "protected" from the other.

I have a number of friends who are "at risk" themselves and the amount of fear (?) they're pumping into their children is alarming to me. One of them even told her 8-year old daughter, who absolutely loves school: "Sorry honey, you can't go to school any more. You have to do learning at home because you could catch Covid at school, bring it home, and then daddy might die."
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Old 22.08.2020, 16:31
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Well, I think the plexiglass is intended to help protect the teacher from the kids as well as to help protect the kids from the teacher. Can you imagine being a teacher and accidentally exposing all of your students to the virus?
That was obvious from your first post and he replied it's useless because the papers kids are handing in might be contaminated.

He's probably "just" trolling but under these circumstances is pretty useless to even try having a meaningful conversation with a few characters on this thread.


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You can always get together with kindred spirits and have all the laugh in the world. In fact, the more the merrier...
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I think psychologists will be analyzing this for years to come, both in children and adults. I wonder what sort of mentality a child in today's western world is going to wind up with, when every person outside the home is to be viewed as a potential threat, even a potential source of death. Children are being taught that you can't hug people, go see grandma, high five, go to other gatherings, play sports together, etc. unless you're somehow "protected" from the other.

I have a number of friends who are "at risk" themselves and the amount of fear (?) they're pumping into their children is alarming to me. One of them even told her 8-year old daughter, who absolutely loves school: "Sorry honey, you can't go to school any more. You have to do learning at home because you could catch Covid at school, bring it home, and then daddy might die."
3Wishes, tbh I can sympathise with those parents because it's a bit difficult to teach your kids to protect themselves (and others) while making everything look "normal" and relaxed.

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