think we'll make it through the week?
Damn, this will they close and when is so freaking stressful. We have a somewhat decent routine with our measly 1-2 days in school. I just hate the unknown. I spent September stressed about what would happen and finally figured things out. it would be so great if they could keep it going.
I think we'll make it to Thanksgiving. My hope is that they will close schools between T-giving and MLK day. Give teachers the chance to see their families and (hopefully) quarantine at the other end.
In my fantasy world, we'll be starting to come out of the 2nd wave at that point and we can keep going for the rest of the year. And yes this is probably just a fantasy.
My kid has barely been in school. If they close till MLK day the whole semester is a miss.
I think this is a smart and thoughtful timeline and most likely scenario for the next few months. The question is what happens in the spring?
@Anonymous NP. In my fantasy, by late winter/spring teachers get the vaccine and we are back in school, if not full-time, then at least hybrid with more mental comfort that the teachers have been vaccinated. I'm ok with my kids being in school and not getting vaccinated yet -- they are young -- they are the last in line to get a vaccine but they are also shown to have the smallest chance of getting a bad case. So if the teachers get their shots, let's open up!
Thanks for sharing this. It’s hard to tell as they seem to be revising the historic data.
We need Deblasio to agree with Cuomo
Do we know if UFT is considering revising this?
@Anonymous The UFT has no plans to revise and are sticking with 3%. Our principal said it's just a matter of days and expect to be in 100% remote for a long time.
Thank you. I hope it all works out. I know the teachers and staff need time to be with their families too
I think we’ll make it up to Thanksgiving. Cuomo said yesterday that NYC schools should stay open even if we hit a 3% positivity rate. He said it was safer inside schools than out. The HS kids might socialize in less safe ways than inside the schools
@anonymous Because they have to wear masks indoors. I see tons of MS and HS kids running around in the streets and parks maskless and snarfing all over each other. Outdoors won't protect you if you spend the entire time within an inch of someone else's unmasked face.
@anonymous Because in winter weather, they're not actually going to be outdoors. They are going to socialize indoors with each other without masks, whereas in school they wear masks. And then you will see all the posts that are like, "I can't believe it, we were so careful! In a 'pod' with five other families and our housekeepers and nannies and can't believe we got Covid!"
I hope we make it to winter break. its not that cold out and no flus yet. No reason to stop after Thanksgiving unless everyone is an idiot over thanksgiving! I hope they close things down by school after thanksgiving and not just rubber stamps closure all across the city.