CDC School Reopening Guideline Impacts Idaho
No field trips. No playground. No community lunches. No assemblies. Everyone wears a mask- at all times. Daily temperature checks of staff and students, social distancing, follow proper prevention hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and using alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
Physical distancing suggestions:
- Space seating/desks at least 6 feet apart when feasible.
- Turn desks to face in the same direction (rather than facing each other), or have students sit on only one side of tables, spaced apart.
- Create distance between children on school buses (g., seat children one child per row, skip rows) when possible
These are some of the CDC’s guidelines for reopening schools.
TELL OUR SUPERINTENDENTS OF EDUCATION THIS IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR OUR CHILDREN! (see email list at the bottom of this article)
The CDC does not have the authority to enforce its guidance, which is intended for public information only; the actual policy decisions are up to state and local governments. Our state school board and the Idaho Health and Welfare Department closely follow the CDC guidelines and implement them as rules for daycares and schools.
Today the West Ada County district sent out a survey to parents regarding some of these CDC recommendations and how they will handle COVID 19 and reopening schools. One of the questions is would parents feel more comfortable sending their kids back to school under selected conditions a few of those include students and staff masks, mandatory temperature screening of students and staff and many more.
It is imperative we tell our school, and make our voices heard.
Tell the Superintendents that you do not want your child in this type of environment!
QUESTIONS TO ASK:
- Are these recommendations reasonable and healthy for our children?
- Consider the decrease of oxygen and increase of toxic cleaners in their environment?
- How will this impact their learning environment?
- What sort of distraction will the mask be on your face hours on end?
- How will children be able to learn with muffled voices and being unable to hear instructions clearly?
- How will this impact their mental health?
- Physically distanced from everyone in the room?
- No community activities?
- Can socialization happen in this type of environment? What does this do to child development?
RESOURCES TO CONSIDER:
The CDC just came out with a report of vital data and information about the virus that is not getting out to the public.
May 2020, For the first time, the CDC has attempted to offer a real estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%.
Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26% — almost exactly where Stanford researchers pegged ita month ago.
(As opposed to the 3.4% estimate of the World Health Organization, which helped drive the panic and the lockdown.)