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Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 12, 2020 09:52PM
My local community college just suspended all in person classes. This completely flies in the face of the guidance provided by our county health department, as well as our governor. It really is hard to understand what to do with all the conflicting policies.

Does this policy of one our local school districts make ANY sense at all?


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Today Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and the Sac City Unified School Board announced that all schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District will temporarily close beginning Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18, with classes resuming on Thursday, March 19. During the closure, the District will continue to work to prepare to educate our students and support our community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

[www.scusd.edu]


So...this virus is a threat from March 16 through March 18, but everything is all clear on March 19th.

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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: March 12, 2020 09:54PM
At a guess, they're stallingl. Come March 19, they will announce, "In light of recent developments, we are extending our closure....."
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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: March 12, 2020 10:04PM
"Schools will remain closed through Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to conduct thorough disinfecting of all classrooms and implement protocols that are consistent with new Executive Orders issued by Governor Gavin Newsom in the past 24 hours, as well as guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. We will provide an update next week on Tuesday, March 17 regarding any extension of the period of school closures. "

Sounds like their policy came from the Governor and CDC???



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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 12, 2020 10:06PM
Probably stalling. but give them a break as they're working from very poor guidance



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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 12, 2020 10:27PM
Looking for guidance, doesn't appear they have the ability to act independently - they have and just covering their ass in case questioned.
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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: d4
Date: March 13, 2020 07:08AM
I can only guess the custodial and maintenance staff of the K-12 schools need those 3 days to clean, sanitize, update, streamline etc. Install things. Distribute things. Throw away things. Change routines. What's the usual custodial and maintenance staff? 5-10(?) people for each K-12 schools depending on the size?



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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: space-time
Date: March 13, 2020 08:04AM
cleaning does help the first day, until someone infected comes back to school and you have to do it all over again.

This is a mess. Our schools will be closed for 2 weeks. My guess is they will extend this if we get more cases in this area.

This will not be over in 2 weeks.
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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: March 13, 2020 08:45AM
The schools in my county closed for 2 weeks starting today. The Governor extended this to public venues, gyms, etc. He asked non-essential retail to consider closing.
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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 13, 2020 08:49AM
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This will not be over in 2 weeks.

Agreed; this. We haven't even approached peak cases yet.



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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 13, 2020 09:57AM
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This will not be over in 2 weeks.

Agreed; this. We haven't even approached peak cases yet.

True, but the idea is to slow spread while testing and screening are expanded and therapeutics are developed. "This" won't be over in 2 weeks, but we won't be on shutdown forever, either. Most of us are going to get this virus - the priority is protecting vulnerable people and keeping most people out of hospitals.



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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: numbered
Date: March 13, 2020 11:37AM
fwiw, this guy from U Michigan studied previous disease outbreaks (Swine, H1N1) and found that closing schools was one of the most effective things to do...if done early.

There is so much stuff out there it is getting hard to know.
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Re: Do these COVID-19 policies make any sense?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: March 13, 2020 02:33PM
All post-secondary schools here currently on Spring Break have extended it by a week or so and then everything's supposed to be online for the rest of the semester (NO in-person classes)

Same with my kid's private university down in Florida...I bet he'll just clean out his apartment & move back home now...and I guess he'll be postponing looking for housing for next semester.

Might really be tough to be a landlord in a college town next fall...



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