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We have had no cases of Covid in my town since late March/early April. School is rolling along pretty much as normal, with normal attendance. Activities outside school are cancelled and nobody from "outside" is allowed on the grounds, but we can run a school day. There are still cases in Sydney and Melbourne, which is having a bit of a spike at the moment, so we certainly aren't out of the woods.

One of my little girls had most of this week off, and returned yesterday(Friday), telling me all about her trip to... Melbourne. Damn it. Reported it to the Assistant Principal (Principal is home sick with what is probably his usual winter asthma, but waiting for Covid results before coming back) and there is no protocol for this. However, he advised that at the first "sneeze, fart or sniffle" I was to send her home straight away. Her brother's teacher got the same instructions. She was her usual delightful self all day, so she stayed but seriously, parents? You don't take your kids into what could be a "hot spot" (for us) and then send them back to school!


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Old 06-26-2020, 03:53 PM
 
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However, he advised that at the first "sneeze, fart or sniffle" I was to send her home straight away.
This made me giggle.
Sorry this happened. This is part of the problem, people don't think beyond their wants. Hopefully the were safe and very careful on their trip.
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So I guess there are no rules there about quantifying after travel.

And by the time any one farts or sneezes everyone else will be infected.
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:13 AM
 
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And by the time any one farts or sneezes everyone else will be infected.
So true! And this is my problem about doing temperature checks every morning at school. By the time they’re sick enough to have a temperature.... As much as I want to be back in the building with the kids and stop all of this distance learning stuff, I’m really beginning to feel like we should not go back until no mitigation is necessary. I have a lot of parents that I could trust and feel very comfortable going back and teaching their kids. But then there’s the rest of them.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:46 AM
 
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And this is one reason Gerry Brooks' made a video about CDC guidelines, because we can't TRUST some parents to keep their kids home when necessary during regular times, let alone a pandemic!!!

I really hope you all stay well & they didn't get exposed to anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7D_KqmjpFI&t=2s


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And this is my problem about doing temperature checks every morning at school. By the time they’re sick enough to have a temperature....
EXACTLY! By the time a kid or adult has an elevated temperature they may have already been contagious and spreading virus for a few days. This is a true 'false safety net'.
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We aren't doing temperature checks at all. We are sending home children and staff with any sort of symptoms (driving the boss mad, as we have NO subs, so it just ends up being MORE people in a classroom for the day) but, as you've all said, once there are symptoms, it's too late. The horse has bolted.

Our government is relying on the dream that children don't carry or spread the virus and, if they happen to, individual schools will be closed on an "as needed" basis for a deep clean. Except the cleaners have no instructions whatever about this (my husband is a school cleaner, I hear what goes on).

We have parents doing the same old trick of dosing the kid with Panadol at 8am, so they at least get a child free morning (kid is sent home when they crash at 12 when the med wears off). While we feel safe enough in our little outback bubble, it is very easily compromised when people are travelling to the cities, as they are starting to do (Melbourne is about a 7 hour drive, Sydney 9 hours - not that far).
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This is awful. Like you said, by the time they have symptoms, it's too late. I'm so frustrated because I have friends and relatives going to hot spots to vacation and coming home. I know that some of them will self-quarantine, but others are planning to go right back to work. I'm horrified. We're not seeing any of them, but come August if we go back to school, I won't have that luxury.

Praying that you and your family stay safe. It's not the fault of the kids, but it would be nice if the parents would keep their kids home at least for five days. Jeez.
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