The Oregon Department of Education has assembled a lot of information about how our children will be returning to school – whether at schools or at home.
The information involves “at school” education but also “at home” and a combination of both. In school the school staff, including teachers, will be required to wear facemasks. Students can wear them too, but they’re NOT absolutely required. However, anyone, including students, who have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus will not be allowed to attend school at school. They will have to participate in co-ordinated “distance learning” from home.
If students in school begin to show signs of the virus, they’re immediately separated from their classmates and sent home where they can do distance learning.
If parents want to drive their children to school, pick-up and drop off locations will be very tightly controlled. No running up and hugging friends, teachers or administrators.
Every school will have relentless episodes of sanitizing. Same for school buses. Children boarding buses will also get their temperatures taken to ensure they’re at 98.6 and not at 102 or higher.
These are a few of the highlights of school operational conditions starting in the fall. For a comprehensive look at the full range of substantial changes in our schools here’s the website where it’s all pretty well laid out:
Meanwhile, a world-wide network of medical researchers are trying to come up with treatments for those suffering the virus and those trying to formulate a vaccine that will get us out of this mess.