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The Covid-19 Thread: News, Preparation Tips, Etc

Kanky

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lana

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Maybe I'm the only one, but I've changed since the pandemic happened in small but noticeable ways. I would love to hear how you've changed or what you're doing in a different way.

Since the pandemic happened I ignore text messages from people that are not my true friends. This has happened three times recently.

I read the message and do not respond. I simply choose not to be bothered.
It feels great!

Prior to the pandemic, I would have responded just to be polite. I guess I don't care if it's not polite. I don't even care if they call me out on not responding. This is cracking me up...my I don't care/can't be bothered response is off the chain lately...and I like it.
 

vevster

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^^ I've noticed that the uptick in NYC is in certain neighborhoods with large Jewish populations. What. Is. Happening?? They started this ish in Rochester, clearly they trying to end us all. Walk good ladies.
They don’t want to wear masks! I was flabbergasted.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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News from FSUland.

My city keeps landing on lists of top cities with rising cases. Its truly frustrating here and we have a mask ordinance that people ignore. The kids continue to party and be fined...

We are between 10-17% positivity rate when 1% is the ideal. Masks work when everyone uses them AND socially distance. People between 20-39 YO are officially overtaking the elderly primarily due to behavior, and then many are learning they have other conditions. Re: Behavior; Parents and private daycares are stupid too. We had a daycare close after refusing to alert parents to the fact that a staff member got sick. While hospitalized she called her niece, a parent to ask if the school told her yet....the niece said no. Her aunt said she'd been in the hospital a couple days but had been off work a week already. So of course the niece pulled her child and went ape crazy on SM. Private black daycare of course.
And then the parents sending obviously sick kids to school doped up on fever reducers. That's pretty much every cold/flu season but....dang...like they still don't care.
 

cocosweet

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News from FSUland.

My city keeps landing on lists of top cities with rising cases. Its truly frustrating here and we have a mask ordinance that people ignore. The kids continue to party and be fined...

We are between 10-17% positivity rate when 1% is the ideal. Masks work when everyone uses them AND socially distance. People between 20-39 YO are officially overtaking the elderly primarily due to behavior, and then many are learning they have other conditions. Re: Behavior; Parents and private daycares are stupid too. We had a daycare close after refusing to alert parents to the fact that a staff member got sick. While hospitalized she called her niece, a parent to ask if the school told her yet....the niece said no. Her aunt said she'd been in the hospital a couple days but had been off work a week already. So of course the niece pulled her child and went ape crazy on SM. Private black daycare of course.
And then the parents sending obviously sick kids to school doped up on fever reducers. That's pretty much every cold/flu season but....dang...like they still don't care.
Our good governor just announced that we are entering Stage 3 of reopening. It's supposed to be good news, right? It's hard to feel like celebrating when cases are increasing among children. One of the teachers at the school dd is registered at says that enforcement of masks wearing and social distancing isn't really happening. The sanitizers the district gave the teachers supposedly smells so bad that teachers are refusing to use it.

I don't want to send dd back to brick and mortar right now. Hopefully local school districts won't force us to.
 
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Black Ambrosia

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I don't want to send dd back to brick and mortar right now. Hopefully local school districts won't force us to.
A friend from high school is thinking about home schooling her child since the online program isn’t working for them. I don’t know what’s involved but it sounds a lot more flexible than what the schools are doing.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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Our good governor just announced that we are entering Stage 3 of reopening. It's supposed to be good news, right? It's hard to feel like celebrating when cases are increasing among children. One of the teachers at the school dd is registered at says that enforcement of masks wearing and social distancing isn't really happening. The sanitizers the district gave the teachers supposedly smells so bad that teachers are refusing to use it.

I don't want to send dd back to brick and mortar right now. Hopefully local school districts won't force us to.
The 2nd 9-weeks starts on Nov 1. for our 1st grader. We have already decided to continue Digital Academy at home. They are asking for us to submit our choice for the children for the next 9-weeks. Its really not getting any better here.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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A friend from high school is thinking about home schooling her child since the online program isn’t working for them. I don’t know what’s involved but it sounds a lot more flexible than what the schools are doing.
Home schooling is just more work for the parent. The digital in our school district varies school to school. I give ours an A-. The glitches and understanding some of the modules are a nuisance but the teachers are very responsive to emails so we can ensure work gets complete. We as parents fill in the gaps as all parents should with extra activities...but its worked very well. DD's 1st grade teacher is a unicorn: over 20 years experience but her age has not hindered her from being extremely tech savvy. Many parents have complained that a lot of the older teachers doing digital are really behind the curve.
 

Evolving78

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A friend from high school is thinking about home schooling her child since the online program isn’t working for them. I don’t know what’s involved but it sounds a lot more flexible than what the schools are doing.
I’m semi homeschooling my youngest child along with remote learning.
Home schooling is just more work for the parent. The digital in our school district varies school to school. I give ours an A-. The glitches and understanding some of the modules are a nuisance but the teachers are very responsive to emails so we can ensure work gets complete. We as parents fill in the gaps as all parents should with extra activities...but its worked very well. DD's 1st grade teacher is a unicorn: over 20 years experience but her age has not hindered her from being extremely tech savvy. Many parents have complained that a lot of the older teachers doing digital are really behind the curve.
my baby’s 1st grade teacher was a true veteran! She really is a good teacher and she is well organized. Now I fill in everything.... but that’s ok. It just shows me that I’m capable of educating my own child.
 

cocosweet

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Home schooling is just more work for the parent. The digital in our school district varies school to school. I give ours an A-. The glitches and understanding some of the modules are a nuisance but the teachers are very responsive to emails so we can ensure work gets complete. We as parents fill in the gaps as all parents should with extra activities...but its worked very well. DD's 1st grade teacher is a unicorn: over 20 years experience but her age has not hindered her from being extremely tech savvy. Many parents have complained that a lot of the older teachers doing digital are really behind the curve.
We are in the second week of our second nine week cycle of online public school with dd. She doesn't like being tethered to a monitor all day, but her teachers are engaged and creative.

My son is homeschooled; he is actually less work. lol. My kids are older though, that makes a difference.

The virtual learning program my county offers is more flexible than the online public school. I wanted it for dd, but she really wanted to keep her enrollment where she is.
 

yamilee21

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... My son is homeschooled; he is actually less work. lol. My kids are older though, that makes a difference. ...

:lol: I have been thinking the same thing; I homeschool two of my kids. They have their books, assignments, and occasional online classes/meetups. I check their work, but they are able to do most of it on their own, with a few explanations here and there. My other kid is in public high school, and although he can do most of the actual work and online meetings independently, I have to pay so much more attention that he doesn’t miss any of the 20+ emails he gets every day, with assignments, codes, attendance check-ins, etc., in addition to the phone calls and emails I get from his school every day. I can only imagine how much worse it would be if my other two were also in school.
 

sunshinebeautiful

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Ugh - I am so pissed.

I work at a community college in Florida. We've been successfully teaching remotely since the pandemic began. Our administrators sent out a survey asking faculty preference for teaching in the Spring semester, starting in January, teaching in-person or online.... and allegedly, the results came back stating the top preference was to teach in-person.

I am going to be incensed if we're not given an option to continue to teach remotely. I feel like we're in for a wild ride once flu season begins and now that our governor moved the state to Stage 3 :rolleyes: these covid cases are going to be on a serious uptick between now and then.
 

Maracujá

November 2020 --> 14 years natural!!!
Ugh - I am so pissed.

I work at a community college in Florida. We've been successfully teaching remotely since the pandemic began. Our administrators sent out a survey asking faculty preference for teaching in the Spring semester, starting in January, teaching in-person or online.... and allegedly, the results came back stating the top preference was to teach in-person.

I am going to be incensed if we're not given an option to continue to teach remotely. I feel like we're in for a wild ride once flu season begins and now that our governor moved the state to Stage 3 :rolleyes: these covid cases are going to be on a serious uptick between now and then.

Did they show y'all the results? We voted live at our company, which was the best option. The majority voted to stay at home but ummm...yeah. They didn't really respect this preference.
 

sunshinebeautiful

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Did they show y'all the results? We voted live at our company, which was the best option. The majority voted to stay at home but ummm...yeah. They didn't really respect this preference.

Sorta. I said allegedly because the "screenshot" of the survey results that was shared was questionable IMO. I mean, I see no bar charts or percentages or anything. Just a ranking of the top 3 options we were given. :rolleyes: I need numbers, percentages, and real receipts!

I mean.... I could believe that the vote is legit. We have a lot of old-timers who aren't good with technology, so I can see them voting to go back in-person, but for me.... it's a no.

I just hope we're given a choice. I'm having flashbacks to March a few days before shutdown when a student sneezed in class. The entire room froze. If that happens again, I'm walking right out the classroom door.
 

Maracujá

November 2020 --> 14 years natural!!!
Sorta. I said allegedly because the "screenshot" of the survey results that was shared was questionable IMO. I mean, I see no bar charts or percentages or anything. Just a ranking of the top 3 options we were given. :rolleyes: I need numbers, percentages, and real receipts!

I mean.... I could believe that the vote is legit. We have a lot of old-timers who aren't good with technology, so I can see them voting to go back in-person, but for me.... it's a no.

I just hope we're given a choice. I'm having flashbacks to March a few days before shutdown when a student sneezed in class. The entire room froze. If that happens again, I'm walking right out the classroom door.

I feel you on this one. Dealing with it right now: we still use files on Microsoft as some kind of server instead of softwares and apps :oops:o_O. I give them leeway since they are our superiors. My co-workers however...not so much. Constantly complaining about the ancient system we use. But since my mom is in her 60s and won't bother to learn how to send a text message...I've learned to be patient :yawn: .
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
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Finally got these in. Definitely worth it especially if you wear glasses. Don’t overpay. I got 3 for 12.95. Makes talking & breathing easier. :up:
I’m happy to see your update on these. The question I’ve always had is do they leave a mark on your face (an indentation) ? That’s the one question I’ve always had each time I’ve seen them advertised. Thanks so much in advance for sharing.

ETA: Where did you order yours from? I’m sorry for all the questions. I appreciate you for sharing. :yep: Thanks again
 

vevster

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I’m happy to see your update on these. The question I’ve always had is do they leave a mark on your face (an indentation) ? That’s the one question I’ve always had each time I’ve seen them advertised. Thanks so much in advance for sharing.

ETA: Where did you order yours from? I’m sorry for all the questions. I appreciate you for sharing. :yep: Thanks again
No they don’t leave a mark. I’ll hunt down where I ordered them from and update this post. They don’t email, they text so I have to hunt that down.
 
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Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
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No they don’t leave a mark. I’ll hunt down where I ordered them from and update this post. They don’t email, the text so I have to hunt that down.
I have these too! Love them. I can wear lipstick with them too.
Thanks so much. I found them on Etsy (www.etsy.com) under a search for face masks. They have several vendors who sell them. I really appreciate both of you sharing. It’s helps a lot. :yep:
 
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