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JinCA

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But but government has no place in your body (offer void if you have a vagina).

My ten year old will be wearing a mask to school.
My sister works in an elementary school office, sadly her school is the one in the district where most of the autistic kids are sent and there is no way for them to keep masks on them. They are put in a bad place because there are also diabetic kids there and others who would have immune issues but the district hasn't funded for remote learning like they did last year so all of the kids have to come in, the only option for the kids to stay home now is to basically be home schooled.
 

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My sister works in an elementary school office, sadly her school is the one in the district where most of the autistic kids are sent and there is no way for them to keep masks on them. They are put in a bad place because there are also diabetic kids there and others who would have immune issues but the district hasn't funded for remote learning like they did last year so all of the kids have to come in, the only option for the kids to stay home now is to basically be home schooled.

The son I'm referring to is in the ASD program in his school (though he's mainstreamed to another teacher for math and science) and fortunately even though the funding isn't great, they have enough room to have decent distancing and they've done well with masks. But there's another class that was primarily non-verbal ASD and I honestly have no clue how they are doing. I guess it really just depends on the kid and the teacher in the end, but it sucks that schools are so poorly funded. :(
 
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Kerosene31

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My mother in law was exposed to someone who tested positive at her work. She's vaccinated, but now needs to get tested. So now we're stuck waiting on the results. She can't be around her grandkids because they're still too young, and I mentioned my sister in law is starting chemo so she can't take any risks.

Now we have to jump through hoops because one anti-vaxxer/anti-masker decided that their "freedom" was more important than ours. Most likely she'll be fine even if she gets it, but that puts kids and a cancer survivor at major risk.

That's why it matters what stupid people do. It is like drunk drivers, their irresponsibility almost always impacts others.
 

JinCA

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The son I'm referring to is in the ASD program in his school (though he's mainstreamed to another teacher for math and science) and fortunately even though the funding isn't great, they have enough room to have decent distancing and they've done well with masks. But there's another class that was primarily non-verbal ASD and I honestly have no clue how they are doing. I guess it really just depends on the kid and the teacher in the end, but it sucks that schools are so poorly funded. :(
Yeah it's sad, some of the kids there especially the boys when they start to hit 4th or 5th grade start acting out and all of the teachers are women. One of them is barely 5 feet tall and gets punched by several of the boys every year, they've had boys that just start taking their clothes off in class etc. I don't know how the teachers who handle the students that are the more severe cases do it to be honest, they have to feel emotionally beaten down pretty quickly. You have to be a special kind of person to do that job IMO and I don't think the districts show them enough appreciation. Obviously it's not the kids fault either they can't help it but I would imagine it'd be easy to start to feel helpless pretty quickly for a lot of people.

They've had a really hard time keeping masks on the kids there, they have distanced them but at least for the more severe autistic kids most of them get very upset with the masks and become disruptive so they can't keep them on.

The protocol they have at her school is if a kid comes in with covid symptoms the office workers have to deal with them not the nurse, they have to be kept away from the nurse because she has to deal with the diabetic kids etc every day. Sadly a lot of parents want to pretend that nothing is wrong while others are acting as if their kids are the only ones in the school, there doesn't seem to be much of a sense of "we are all in this together" going on at least not in this area. It is OC though and I doubt half of the people walking around in stores are even vaccinated.
 

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Back in the day all my teachers were ancient old hags who even the grim reaper was too afraid to go near.

Of course back in the day if I told my parents that my teacher scolded me, they'd tell me "good, don't do whatever you did again" instead of going and blaming the teacher.
 
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God damn Florida. I'd like to think it will burn out and cases will start to drop but then school starts so dunno.
 
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