Coronadiaries, August 2020

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Cashmere Bandit, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Or just walk up uncomfortably close behind them and breathe very hard to assert your dominance.
     
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  2. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Did y'all see that viral photo of the highschool in GA?
     
  3. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    How do you limit the how many kids can learn online and threaten expulsion if kids refuse to go to school?
     
  4. user4058

    user4058 Chicken

    I've heard rumors here of an entire first grade class that's already quarantined.
     
  5. user63

    user63 Chicken

    I am curious to know what they are going to do if testing turnaround takes more than 24 hour. If a kid has a fever, does the whole class quarantine while results are pending? What if a kid gets sick and the parent is like "I don't want to get my kid tested, but I'll just keep them home for 2 weeks." Or however long until the fever is gone or something. What would that mean for the whole class?
     
  6. user4058

    user4058 Chicken

    No clue, I'm wondering if the whole class thing is because turnaround on tests is more than 24 hours. My friend's husband got tested on a Friday and didn't receive his results until the following Friday. It was positive, he was smart enough to stay home but what about people who aren't? They're in St. Louis so it isn't like it's a small town.
     
  7. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Someone I know is 100% confident in the school's ability to keep her daughter safe from Covid :wall:
     
  8. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Then I’m 100% confident that child is not safe at home either.
     
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  9. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Covid test over. I thought it was going to be the throat swab based on recent friends who have been tested but nope. Brain tickler. It wasn’t too bad though. Waiting for an hour in the car with an overtired baby screaming because he didn’t nap much today and a fussy toddler who wanted out was worse. A did good with the test though and only cried right at the last second. S was sleeping (finally, so had maybe a 15 min nap) and had to wake up to a swab up his nose, but he was ok once we started driving again. And now we wait.
     
  10. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Hope it's negative!

    @Honey same friend from college who took her two kids, one being 2 years old, to Disney a few weeks ago :wall:I need to stop watching her IG stories. She makes me so mad.
     
  11. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Well good news for me - test was negative! Still waiting on results for the rest of the family, but expecting those will also be negative. I signed up for online access to my health records a few weeks back, so I can see my results before they will call us (probably tomorrow, I’m thinking).
     
  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That’s a relief!!

    One of the techs called in sick today and... stay home, please.
     
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  13. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    So, college is back (not for me). So far, from Reddit, reports are that people are doing fairly well wearing masks, except for in the dorms and in the dining halls. The staff members are encouraging people to sit together :?: in the dining halls. There is outdoor seating available but it's in the 90s here with high humidity. Professors are moving classes to Zoom on their own. People, like my sister, who works on class scheduling, were told to have 80% of classes go online, and then during the summer, the Chancellor came back and said to move it to 50% of classes. Some people predict that we'll shut down again by September 1.
     
  14. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    JFC did the Chancellor give any kind of rationale that pretended to understand reality? And wtf @ encouraging less social distancing?
     
  15. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    @Lh718 I think he's being entirely too optimistic and it does come down to money. Who is going to stay in the dorms and buy into the meal plans if all classes were online? I definitely wouldn't. I don't get it. I'm thinking that there may be a mass furlough once the semester is over.

    Anyway, we keep on getting reminder emails to socially distance and wear masks. On campus, you can get referred to student conduct board if you refuse. Employees will be formally written up.
     
  16. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @nym711 I think it's gone beyond optimism for a lot of administrators and into magic belief. If they say it will be this way, it's obviously going to be that way.

    Money is definitely driving a lot of this, but it's so short sighted. Like cool, you managed to bump the money back up for now. You've also taken valuable prep time away from your employees because going online takes so much work. You've also shown current and future students that you DGAF about them or their families. So discouraging.
     
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  17. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    We are all negative for COVID so that’s good!
     
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  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Huge relief @megatron ! So glad for y'all.
     
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  19. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    My mom got her second negative result today! Bittersweet for sure what with my dad's passing, but at least now she can be outside with people again.
     
  20. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Rooster’s work group chat today:
    Dude 1: I guess the pandemic’s over. On the way to the gym today the freeway was stop and go.
    Dude 2: I guess the pandemic’s over when you say you’re on your way to the gym.
     
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  21. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Ugh. Just because we are all sick of this pandemic does not mean it’s just over.
     
  22. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    P got a notification that a student was waiting for him in a zoom.

    Student: so we don't have class today?
    P: no, classes don't start til tomorrow. Based on the time, I'm guessing you're here for chem5678.
    Student: yeah, I've got your class on my schedule for Tues and Thurs.
    P:...yes, that is correct.
    Student: okay cool. Guess I'll see you tomorrow.
     
  23. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Someone I follow but don't really know has been driving 30 minutes to a gym. Gyms aren't supposed to be open yet. She has been posting about it on IG stories like an idiot.

    The top university in the state goes all virtual starting on Wednesday for undergrads. School just started on the 10th.
     
  24. We start virtually September 1st for traditional start schools. Early start schools started last week. I think virtually is truly the only safe way to return for our teachers and students. Not looking forward to setting up the spare room as my classroom, but I'm happy to be safe in my own home.
     
  25. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C2 had an appointment at that hospital yesterday and one of his primary nurses was working so we stopped and said hi. We were chatting about how we’re forever tied together with the pandemic, since we were basically together when it all started to get bad. Like so many memories of when everything started to get super shitty are talking about it with her.
    Better news, I saw couples going into NICU and I see the visiting policy has two parents per kid again. I’m so glad people there now don’t have to be alone.