School Leaders ‘Warn’ About COVID-19 Hotspots
School leaders ‘warn’ COVID hotspots | Antivirus & Malware.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of people around the globe, school leaders, parents, and teachers have been warning about the potential for new outbreaks or the spread of existing ones. But in a recent article published by the New York Times, they warn that the spread of the disease has not been entirely contained.
With social distancing measures in place, students might be exposed to even more contagious germs in the coming weeks, says the article. Schools across the country are being closed, and parents and teachers are not allowed to enter classrooms, which are being closely observed for evidence of spread.
And as of now, the virus has been discovered in more than 60 countries, including China, Italy, and the United States. The spread of COVID-19 has affected schools worldwide, causing anxiety among students, parents, and teachers worldwide.
School districts around the country have been taking precautions in preparation for any potential outbreaks, and school leaders across the country have been warning about the potential spread of the disease. But in the Times article, they warn that schools are being “encouraged to continue with lockdown measures in all schools,” particularly “if it shows results in reduced class size or increased school safety.
The article also suggests that while schools are being careful, students should continue to be on lockdown at home with strict hygiene precautions.
The writer, Mark Shields of the Times wrote that “if students and staff return after the school year is over, schools are on lock down until those who have not been sick show symptoms.
“If those who have not been sick show symptoms, they are advised to stay out of school as much as possible and not socialize,” Shields writes.
“In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus, schools around the country have been advised to remain closed until students or staff show symptoms.
Shields then explains that school leaders have been “warned” not to allow students to remain at home, particularly if students have “indicated symptoms,” but not to panic about their disease.
COVID-19 face mask mandates remain in place
The federal government has imposed the new face mask mandates, but many businesses and individuals that rely on face masks continue to use them. In fact, the mandate only creates more confusion for those who use face masks.
The American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American Heart Association have all advocated for the mandate, but in the case of the AMA, the AMA is making the opposite argument.
[We] are concerned that in the wake of the recent tragic deaths in Wisconsin, many individuals may decide to stop using the FDA-approved masks. Many others, including health care workers and other health care practitioners, may decide that they no longer need them, and that they will use the N95s instead (or wear them at home like they are now). There are reports that the N95s are not as effective as the other approved masks, and that some masks are less effective than their approved counterparts. The masks currently in use are not approved to meet the standards required by the CDC.
All persons in the United States should wear a mask when they are outside, to reduce the risk of infection from respiratory droplets, such as from a sneeze or cough, or to help prevent the spread of diseases such as influenza. Mask use is encouraged for this purpose.
What about personal privacy? The CDC explains that the masks you will be issued must be “resistant to tampering” and “use respirator masks (such as N95 or N99).
However, one of the most controversial aspects of the masks mandate is that there appears to be confusion among those who are not receiving masks in order to use them.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Made Coverings Public Mandatory.
Title: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Made Coverings Public Mandatory. | Antivirus & Malware.
Governor Ducey made coverings public mandatory today as he announced the new “Standards of Disclosure” for state government agencies. The standards are designed, like the state’s current Open Records Directive, to help the public better evaluate the state’s record keeping practices. And like the current directive, the standards apply to state agencies and departments that are not publicly reported.
“Arizona has been a pioneer in the information age and we are taking an aggressive approach to making government more open and accountable,” said Governor Ducey, “But we’re also taking a careful look at making sure we are doing the right thing.
The new standards are contained in the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2, titled “Standards of Disclosure” and published in the Arizona Register. They make coverings public mandatory for state agencies, departments, and boards of supervisors, requiring “complying with the state disclosure laws” with respect to records that are already in possession of the public.
In June, the Arizona Department of Administration (ADA) issued new disclosure requirements for state agencies for records related to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). The AHCCCS program is a state-run health insurance program for low-income adults whose eligibility has been determined by the State Insurance Fund using a risk assessment model. The program is funded by fees collected from Arizonans for poor living.
The new standards require state agencies to make the coverings required at page 9 (6) of the Executive Order “Standards of Disclosure” in order to help the public evaluate the policies, procedures, and practices of state agencies. The new requirements are also listed on page 8 (13) of the Executive Order, and the entire document is available in the Arizona Register. You can go to the new state standards of disclosure page for a brief overview of the new disclosure requirements here.
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