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Friday, July 31, 2020

Utah students will be allowed to go to school even if they've been directly exposed to COVID-19, according to new guidelines released Thursday by the state health department. Under what officials are calling "a modified quarantine," parents will be given the choice to keep children home or send them back to class after close contact with the contagious virus -- which they can do as long as the student is not showing any symptoms and no one in the immediate household has tested positive.

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I see one county in GA is sending kids off to school with no masks.

ca.news.yahoo.com

Third wave is on it's way.

The US has become the Florida of the world.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-07-31 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Well that didn't take long....

www.msn.com

A junior high school student in Indiana tested positive for coronavirus on the first day of classes.

Families of students at Greenfield-Central Junior High School were notified Thursday that a pupil infected with the contagious virus had attended school that afternoon, according to the Indy Star, which reported Hoosier State students were last in class in March.

The central Indiana school, roughly 25 miles east of Indianapolis, reportedly isolated the infected student immediately after learning of the positive test from the county health department. Those who were within six feet of the infected child for at least 15 minutes were also notified.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-07-31 01:28 PM | Reply

So they're giving the kids a nasal swab and if they and their house hold are clean it's off to school?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2020-07-31 01:49 PM | Reply

@#1 ... I see one county in GA is sending kids off to school with no masks. ...

Speaking of Georgia...

Report: Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp
www.washingtonpost.com

...A new report suggests children of all ages are susceptible to coronavirus infections and may spread it to others, likely to intensify an already difficult discussion about the risks of sending children back to school this fall.

The report, released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, details an outbreak at a sleep-away camp in Georgia last month in which 260 children and staff " more than three-quarters of those tested -- contracted the virus less than a week after spending time in close quarters together. The children had a median age of 12. The camp had required all campers and staff to provide documentation that they had tested negative for the virus. Staff were required to wear masks, but children were not....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 01:58 PM | Reply

I am sure the virus will cooperate and let schools open. Especially if we let it wash over us.

You don't like it?

Shut up and Get in the van.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-31 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Under what officials are calling "a modified quarantine," parents will be given the choice to keep children home or send them back to class after close contact with the contagious virus -- which they can do as long as the student is not showing any symptoms and no one in the immediate household has tested positive.

Why are red states such backwards, anti-intellectual ---------?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-31 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

and no one in the immediate household has tested positive.
#6 | POSTED BY JPW

Who in the hell is getting tested who don't have symptoms?

Backwards indeed.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-07-31 03:21 PM | Reply

Furthermore, how would they know if someone tested positive living in a student's home?

Is Utah going to implement a law enforcement based task force to find out who tested positive? Isn't that private information a hospital cannot release? Are they supposed to rely on the honor system?

WTF?

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-07-31 03:22 PM | Reply

They've set it up so that parents can send kids back under all circumstances other than they're symptomatic.

It's going to spread like wildfire with that policy in place.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-31 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Utah Will Let Covid-Exposed Students Go to School
Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum

#10 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-01 12:39 AM | Reply

No one could predict...

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-01 10:01 AM | Reply

I can hear Kookyanne now, her squeaky despair wafting in from the future...

"We told them not to open so soon!"

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-01 10:16 AM | Reply

According to this CDC study, slightly more than half the children aged 6-10 at the Georgia summer camp were infected, the highest rate of any cohort in the study. So much for children being "stoppers".

From the study:

These findings demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 spread efficiently in a youth-centric overnight setting, resulting in high attack rates among persons in all age groups, despite efforts by camp officials to implement most recommended strategies to prevent transmission. Asymptomatic infection was common and potentially contributed to undetected transmission, as has been previously reported (1"4). This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection (1"3) and, contrary to early reports (5,6), might play an important role in transmission (7,8).

Now, the setting may have been more conducive to rapid spread because of the housing situation (and teenage hormones, maybe?), but it was only a few nights as opposed to months of contact. The did, also, fail to implement a few things like requiring campers to wear masks and opening windows, but how many schools will be able to do that during the winter?

#13 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2020-08-01 01:42 PM | Reply

Now, the setting may have been more conducive to rapid spread because of the housing situation (and teenage hormones, maybe?), but it was only a few nights as opposed to months of contact. The did, also, fail to implement a few things like requiring campers to wear masks and opening windows, but how many schools will be able to do that during the winter?
#13 | POSTED BY STATSPLEASE

In Southern California, many of our schools do not have windows that are meant to open. Tall, tinted ----- of pane glass from floor to ceiling without any ability to open. We, and many other areas prone to hot conditions, have gone all in on A/C classrooms. And the idea that schools can just move to outdoor settings does not take into account the Santa Ana seasonal weather Southern California suffers in the beginning of the fall. Being outside in those conditions is absolutely brutal.

The administration was not interested in a one-size fits all fight against the pandemic as it relates to states or localities, but they are hell bent on a one-size fits all solution to reopening schools. Those folks in Texas I really feel bad for. No unions to protect those teachers; it's going to be a cluster ---- there first and for most.

What a sad state of affairs we find ourselves in.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-08-01 02:52 PM | Reply

Those folks in Texas I really feel bad for. No unions to protect those teachers; ...

There are at least four teacher's unions in Texas. www.google.com

#15 | Posted by et_al at 2020-08-01 03:28 PM | Reply

Those folks in Texas I really feel bad for. No unions to protect those teachers; ...

There are at least four teacher's unions in Texas. www.google.com

#16 | Posted by et_al at 2020-08-01 03:28 PM | Reply

"There are at least four teacher's unions in Texas."

Toothless, in a Right-To-Work state. The unit members don't even have to pay dues if they don't want, but the Union still has to represent them.

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-01 03:30 PM | Reply

Appreciate that Et_Al, my previous perception was conflated with this:

For most of these unions, collective bargaining is outlawed in Texas, as is the right to strike.
www.texasaft.org

So, yeah, Danforth is correct.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-08-01 03:48 PM | Reply

With that said, my concern remains elevated as it relates to teachers in Texas because of the limitations placed upon their unions compared to other states, such as California.

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-08-01 03:49 PM | Reply

oh...

#20 | Posted by towef at 2020-08-01 04:47 PM | Reply

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