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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #120 on: September 24, 2020, 03:41:49 PM »
Yet that has been demonstrated not to be an option.
Have our schools and communities earned the trust to stop the spread without government restrictions?

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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #121 on: September 24, 2020, 03:44:53 PM »
Have our schools and communities earned the trust to stop the spread without government restrictions?
Has the government earned the trust to stop the spread with restrictions?

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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #122 on: September 24, 2020, 03:46:12 PM »
Has the government earned the trust to stop the spread with restrictions?
I mean... The spread slowed in areas with restrictions... So yes?

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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #123 on: September 24, 2020, 03:52:43 PM »
I mean... The spread slowed in areas with restrictions... So yes?
Are you referring to Lakewood?
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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #124 on: September 24, 2020, 03:56:56 PM »
Are you referring to Lakewood?
New york has persistently had under a 1% positivity rate since May.

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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #125 on: September 24, 2020, 04:03:44 PM »
I mean... The spread slowed in areas with restrictions... So yes?
The spread slowed in areas that had huge numbers and many deaths

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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #126 on: September 24, 2020, 04:11:13 PM »
The spread slowed in areas that had huge numbers and many deaths
How would you explain that? Second waves are proving there's no herd immunity...
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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #127 on: September 24, 2020, 04:30:51 PM »
How would you explain that? Second wages are proving there isn't enough immunity...
FTFY
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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #128 on: September 24, 2020, 04:31:58 PM »
FTFY
What is the difference? All of the people getting it now would most likely have gotten it then if not for the restrictions.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #129 on: September 24, 2020, 04:40:27 PM »
FTFY

If the thought was that Lakewood got hit harder than NJ as a whole, what do Lakewood's current circumstances say about what the rest of NJ is about to go through? And if NJ got hit harder than most places in the US... herd immunity will not be a factor for a very long time.
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Re: Will Schools be Opening in September?
« Reply #130 on: September 30, 2020, 10:31:27 AM »
In my son's Brooklyn school, 2 Rebbeim recently tested positive. The 6th grade Rebbe's class was notified and stayed home yesterday. So far so good.

Apparently word didn't get out to much of the 7th grade (the school left it to the Rebbe to call the parents, and more than half the class showed up yesterday. Instead of sending then home to quarantine, the school decided that there's no danger since they're asymptomatic and put them together with the healthy 7th grade, but moved them to a larger beis medrash instead of their normal classroom.

When I heard about this, I was speechless. DW called a parent in the class with the sick Rebbe to ask for more details about when he tested positive, and to my utter dismay, she said that this was the first she was hearing that her son's Rebbe had Covid - even though he tested positive last Thursday!

That means that the boys in that class innocently went to their shuls on Yom Kippur, completely oblivious that their Rebbe had tested positive and they should be home in quarantine instead of in shul where they were quite possibly infecting everyone around them.

And this is after speaking to the principal twice this month to share our concerns and being assured that any class with a positive case will be quarantined, and that all parents will be immediately notified. At this point our trust in the hanhala is 0.

I'm realistic and don't expect our mosdos to do everything exactly as spelled out by DOH and DOE, but how is this okay, and why isn't a school that's actively endangering its families getting shut down? Am I naive and is shtick like this going on elsewhere? Other than taking DS out of school, any other suggestions or recourse?