Too many people and not enough space??
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Since early March Westchester County has grappled with the realities of COVID-19. While the bodily threats of the virus are clearly documented – the mental impacts of COVID-19 are also equally devastating. Children in particular have suffered significant mental harms due to the isolation of not being in school consistently, not socializing with friends and family, and not partaking in extracurricular actives. We know there is not a quick fix, but we also know that science has shown us, time and time again, that certain actives can resume with proper precautions put in place. Today, I stand with my fellow Hudson Valley County Executives in support of sports resuming in schools. To be clear, there will be protective protocols in place, and these additional precautions are to protect the athletes. But, I am in favor of providing our children with some normalcy so that they can begin to heal from this horrific pandemic. The resumption of sports will be important for the continued development and mental well-being of our young people - we must never forget them in the decisions we make.”
The kids will get sick and Covid will spread. we'll see.
I'm in a state where they hve been saying this for months while schools have been open and it hasn't happened. they wear masks, they're careful it's fine.
@Anonymous While I agree with you somewhat, the new variants do seem to spread amongst kids.
@Anonymous yes. and that may happen. but in the absence of knowing and in the absence of having the surge, we have to cautiously try to continue to teach our poor kids - we are totally screwing them with this school closure nonsense that even the cdc is like - stop.
I’m on Long Iskand and schools have been open all year with no issues. But we have the space to social distance and windows that work for ventilation, I think that is the difference. My kids have been doing volleyball and outdoor soccer in masks with no issues either. They did shut down a few practices around the holidays out of concern for the holiday peak. Masks and common sense go a long way.