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Old 06-29-2020, 01:08 PM
 
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As of now, face masks and face shields have been ordered for sped team and speech and language, OT and PT.

Anyone else hearing they will be wearing face shields in addition to masks?


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Old 06-29-2020, 01:24 PM
 
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Are you the only ones wearing them? Is it because they assume your kids won't distance? Seems like a little overkill to me.

I would jump at the chance to wear a shield instead of a mask but not in addition to. I don't think that will work though because the shields aren't supposed to be as effective.

My district hasn't said anything yet, but I did hear at one of the school board meetings that they had ordered "tens of thousands of masks." I'm sure teachers will be required to wear them.
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:31 PM
 
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I haven't heard, but I'd rather wear a shield than a mask so students can see my facial expressions and my mouth when teaching sounds

I'd be okay with wearing both when in very close proximity and being able to wear just the shield in certain circumstances.

I think shields would be much more tolerable and appropriate for students, too.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:37 PM
 
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We havenít heard anything yet, but I do plan to wear a face shield in addition to my mask with any student who is prone to coughing or spitting if they are allowed to attend school. There are times I will have to get close to them for things like feeding and diapering, and there is no way for them to wear masks. Iím actually advocating for those kids to not be allowed in the classroom. I donít consider it safe. However, I absolutely have to work. Iím not in a position that I can change jobs right now even if something becomes available. So, if they are in school, there will be times that I will wear a mask, a face shield, and quite probably a lab coat. Because, of course, these are not the families that can be trusted to conduct themselves safely in terms of social distancing, masks, etc. Iím just saying all that Iím not high risk.

Maybe your district is providing additional protection for people and sped positions because social distancing will be a bigger issue for them?
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:49 PM
 
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The ad on this thread is showing a mask with clear plastic around the mouth so that lips can be seen.


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Old 06-29-2020, 04:28 PM
 
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We've been told that we will be provided with face shields.


I also saw these, and I might just order one for myself, as these seem more practical for working with younger students who will be coughing and sneezing "up" into my face.


https://www.zverse.com/our-products/
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:21 AM
 
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My state's vague guidelines include PPE for staff that assists in feeding and changing. I am guessing that would be a face shield.
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