Wearing Masks Is All We Need For Our Schools
More than 1500 have signed a petition requesting Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to offer an option for virtual learning. The course I am scheduled to teach in a couple of weeks at Georgetown University is still tentatively on a remote platform. With FCPS parents, there are two reasons behind asking for online learning. Children younger than 12 years old are not vaccinated, and with full capacity, social distancing is not possible. Why I still have to teach online in a university stands on only one reason, lack of social distancing in a class of more than 100 students. There is in fact data that can help address how to keep students and instructors safe from the coronavirus. Data from more than a million students and more than a hundred thousand staff show that "With masking in place, full, in-person instruction – is appropriate for all grades and all schools".
|Above copied from Change.org|
Data that indicate the effectiveness of wearing masks in schools have been provided by the ABC Science Collaborative, a group of scientists and physicians coordinated by the Duke Clinical Research Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine. These are the major findings:
|Above copied from Kaiser Family Foundation|