It’s hard to break old habits. In the case of COVID-19 protocols, which are largely ineffective, they’re indestructible.
Parents were sent a letter by Philadelphia’s public schools outlining the revised pandemic policy. It is remarkable that the district is not following the guidance of the CDC and creating its own rules.
The CDC just released its updated safety protocols and health protocols for schools.
Schools in Philadelphia will ignore much of this and create their own guidelines, and it recommends that masks be optional in most cases. The CDC also recommends that social distancing be eliminated and an end to quarantining after being exposed to COVID.
Philadelphia School District has made it a policy that all staff and students must wear masks for the first 10 school days. Pre-kindergarten children must also cover up all year.
The announcement was made by officials from the school district and the city in a Friday mail to parents. After the 10 first school days (which run from August 29 to September 9), most schools will be making mask-optional, they stated.
Students and staff will need to wear masks in schools if there are high Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COVID-19) levels of community transmission.
There is currently no requirement to wear masks because of the “high levels of community transmission” in Philadelphia. However, “masks will be required for the first 10 school days “due to summer gatherings.” The CDC guidance doesn’t mention that summer activities require you to cover up.
It is absurd to ask children aged 3-5 to cover up regardless of any community transmission.
Jesus, please save us from these crazy bureaucrats!
Officials said that masking may be necessary for certain situations, such as an outbreak at school or long breaks.
Kendra McDow from the school medical office described a significant change in COVID exposure.
“We’re implementing masks to remain. McDow said that staff and students who were exposed to the virus are allowed to return to school but must wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask for at least ten days”.
But, that is not what the school district sent.
A positive test means that the student must remain at home for five consecutive days in order to complete virtual learning. He or she must wear a mask for five days and only eat in certain areas.
Marc Siegel, a public health expert, believes that the guidelines are ridiculous.
What evidence is there to suggest that public schools are not keeping their students under control?