Blog Post Date: July 31st, 2020
Blog Post Last Update: Aug 31st, 2020
Note: This was edited on Aug 8th to add a running collection of tweets (with links to news stories, research papers etc) that addresses everything related to schools reopening in Georgia:
Georgia is a southeastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains.
Capital is Atlanta. Population is 10.62 million (8th highest). Governor is Brian Kemp (Republican)
Relevant links to COVID Data Analytics site
Case and Death Patterns by State
Red States v/s Blue States
States, counties setting cases and deaths records each day
Cases and deaths records for each state
Details of Cases and deaths by state / county
Georgia is fifth in total cases
Georgia is twelfth in total deaths
Not in the Worst performing states by cases and deaths per million and death percentage
- It is 9th worst in cases per million
- It is 15th worst in deaths per million
- It is 26th worst in death percentage (2.01%)
Georgia is flagged as having a Critical Threat Level by COVID ActNow website
- High risk factors: Daily new cases, ICU Capacity at 98% is at critical levels.
- Infection rate is above 1 at 1.06. It means that the disease is still spreading and that can be seen by the rising case numbers every day (and the new records recently)
- Masks need to be mandated and bars and restaurants and beaches must all be shutdown to get a handle on this thing and to get the Infection rate well below 1.
How are the 159 counties doing?
- Georgia has 159 counties.
- 21 counties have a weekly case growth of 100% or more compared to last week.
- 24 counties have a weekly case growth of 100% or more compared to two weeks ago.
- 15 counties have a weekly case growth of 500% or more compared to four weeks ago.
Cases and Deaths records at the state and county levels
- Almost every other day quite a few counties in Georgia are breaking either its own cases record or its deaths record.
- We now routinely have 4,000+ cases and 75+ deaths every day
- We also have 8+ Georgia counties breaking its cases record every day (5+ counties its deaths records)
Comparing New Jersey and Georgia
New Jersey which is a slightly smaller state with an 8.9 million population reached a cases peak (4305) on April 3rd. During the rest of April, the cases hovered in the 3,000 to 4,200 range. But the deaths which is a lagging indicator continued to rise through out April finally peaking at 457 on April 30th.
|Date Range||Case Range||Deaths Range|
|3/20 - 4/30||149 - 4305||2 - 457|
So, Georgia has had daily cases go over the New Jersey peak cases of 4,305 several times already. It would be scary to see the deaths in Georgia apporaching the New Jersey peak (451). The longer we see the Infection rate above 1.0 and the cases above 4,000 on a daily basis, it is only a matter of time before we see 100+ deaths daily.
The stunning growth in cases in the last 4 weeks through out Georgia has left many parts of the state reeling. This is beginning to look a lot like Italy (Lombardi), Spain, Wuhan, New York City or even New Jersey in March / April. ICU is near capacity in most places. Horrific stories are coming out of many places in Georgia.
Here are some of the headlines coming out of Georgia:
Georgia ICU units near capacity as COVID-19 surges
260 kids and counselors infected with COVID-19 at Georgia summer camp
As The Pandemic Grows, Georgia Hospitals Worry About Bed Space, Staffing Shortages
Georgia ICUs Near Capacity, Only 1 Bed Available in Two Hospital Regions
Athens, Tifton hospitals run out of beds for critical patients
- If Georgia re-opens schools with the Republican Governor Brian Kemp not having the guts to say no to Trump to schools re-opening, heaven help us all. 5,000+ cases daily and 150+ deaths daily will be a common occurrence in Georgia leading up to fall / winter and the flu season.
- I don't want to speculate how catastrophic it would be if schools re-open and stay open and we don't have a vaccine until mid 2021.
- I hope common sense prevails and they learn from the deadly mistake made by Israel
Israelis Fear Schools Reopened Too Soon as Covid-19 Cases Climb
A national database that tracks coronavirus-related school closings, quarantines, cases and deaths.
NATIONAL SCHOOL COVID database! A dedicated educator's local project, initiated out of anticipation of the upcoming academic year, has grown into a national database that tracks coronavirus-related school closings, quarantines, cases and deaths. #COVID19 https://t.co/XHgOKSIOQR— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 22, 2020
Covid-19 Is Creating a Wave of Heart Disease -daily reminder that there is so much more to #COVID19 than death
New CDC guidance says COVID rates in children is steadily increasing. (not ideal for schools reopening)
Perhaps not the time to reopen schools? https://t.co/Mh0nYwXLms— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) August 16, 2020
LONG TERM BURDEN after COVID hospitalization — “Anybody who needed to be hospitalized or needed ICU support will suffer disability afterwards.”
This is why it is so dangerous to send kids off to school in the Republican states where Case Positivity ratio is 10-20%. Millions of Americans will now have a lifelong pre-existing condition and if the Republicans win the 2020 election through voter suppression, shutting down USPS and colluding with Russia and China and Ukraine, these Millions of Americans are looking at bankruptcy. Vote Blue, as your life depends on it!
With a population of 328 million in the United States, it may require 2.13 million deaths to reach a 65 percent threshold of herd immunity, assuming the virus has a 1% fatality rate.
Let’s not try out this strategy. What if the virus has a 2% fatality rate? 4.26 million deaths is acceptable?
“With a population of 328 million in the United States, it may require 2.13 million deaths to reach a 65 percent threshold of herd immunity, assuming the virus has a 1 percent fatality rate.”— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 31, 2020
Let’s not try out this strategy. https://t.co/r27ynkJghl
#Georgia College reported 535 positive COVID cases on campus.
Students had a “die-in,” where participants laid on the ground holding signs, some made to look like tombstones, to represent the lives lost during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
#Georgia College reported 535 positive COVID cases on campus. Students had a “die-in,” where participants laid on the ground holding signs, some made to look like tombstones, to represent the lives lost during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.https://t.co/HSZaCJRl01 pic.twitter.com/v92vhSNzPQ— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) August 30, 2020
Trump and the Republicans come up with a plan to kill 2.3 to 3 million Americans
They complained that 4 Benghazi deaths were too many. Now they are signing off on Putin paying Taliban to kill American Soldiers and the genocide of 2-3 million Americans.
Good thing that they are pro-life. Imagine if they were the pro-death party?
BREAKING NEWS: Senior White House Official Tells CNN That "Everybody" in America Will Get COVID-19; White House Statement Is Consistent With Trump's Reported Desire to Execute a "Herd Immunity" Pandemic Response; Experts Say Such a Plan Would Kill Millions pic.twitter.com/DFEJbbV5Qc— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 28, 2020
A 'Palpable Sense of Fear' as Covid Cases Soar at a College in Rural Georgia
Faculty said most classes are still being held in person, with some lecture classes having as many as 70 or 80 students.
Faculty said most classes are still being held in person, with some lecture classes having as many as 70 or 80 students. https://t.co/YGPGelEuOd— The Chronicle of Higher Education (@chronicle) August 28, 2020
1-year-old becomes Georgia’s youngest COVID-19 victim
1-year-old becomes Georgia’s youngest COVID-19 victim https://t.co/VzEdM8StyQ— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 29, 2020
More than 7 percent of students on Georgia College's campus have had COVID-19, and up to a third may be in quarantine.
In-person classes continue nonetheless.
More than 7 percent of students on Georgia College's campus have had COVID-19, and up to a third may be in quarantine. In-person classes continue nonetheless. https://t.co/Bhmavlti1r— Inside Higher Ed (@insidehighered) August 28, 2020
A new report from President Trump’s COVID task force shows GA had the second-highest rate of new #coronavirus infections in the nation
That is over the last week, and the task force continues to urge state leaders to impose a mask mandate to stem the spread of COVID-19.
A new report from President Trump’s COVID task force shows Georgia had the second-highest rate of new #coronavirus infections in the nation over the last week, and continues to urge state leaders to impose a mask mandate to stem the spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/ZojAaEfYvV— AJC (@ajc) August 25, 2020
GOP congressman sells 'back to school' masks after demanding schools reopen
There is a special place in hell for Sociopath Doug Collins who is profiting by forcing forcing kids / teachers into an unsafe environment. He is profiting of a pandemic while at the same time sending Americans to certain death or a lifetime of heart / lung issues.
GA College reports 150 new cases on Monday afternoon. 373 total
GC360 COVID-19 Update— GC360 (@gc360news) August 24, 2020
Georgia College reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. This total comprises all reports from this weekend, from 8/22 to 8/24. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases on campus up to 373. pic.twitter.com/o6VnNM2dgT
Georgia college frat house under quarantine after COVID-19 outbreak
Georgia Tech reported over 250 cases of coronavirus in August
Georgia Tech reported over 250 cases of coronavirus in August https://t.co/ZjUzK32DtR— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 23, 2020
University of Georgia faculty members say campus is in "grave danger" over school's COVID policies
University of Georgia faculty members say campus is in "grave danger" over school's COVID policies https://t.co/ACv4RWf1Cq— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 22, 2020
A Georgia school district that had switched to all-online classes abruptly reversed course on Friday for most of its schools
While officials at one state university nervously eyed rising numbers of COVID-19 infections among students
A Georgia school district that had switched to all-online classes abruptly reversed course on Friday for most of its schools, while officials at one state university nervously eyed rising numbers of COVID-19 infections among students. https://t.co/ijMN8WEmyI— Griffin Daily News (@GriffinDNews) August 22, 2020
Floyd County Schools transition to remote learning after 350 quarantine due to COVID-19
This is hardcore Trump country in Georgia. Gov. Kemp just can't see the forest for the trees in his slavish desire to please Trump. #ChildrenMatter !!— Mark Freund (@sreleets86) August 21, 2020
BREAKING: Floyd County Schools transition to remote learning after 350 quarantine due to COVID-19https://t.co/z3OnxJ47J7
Ignoring scientific evidence that COVID-19 can race through a group of children, Georgia had deemed it safe to open schools the first week of August.
You Can’t Try to Kill Students and Expect Them to Be Quiet About It.
Ignoring scientific evidence that COVID-19 can race through a group of children, Georgia had deemed it safe to open schools the first week of August.https://t.co/GL5KX6dpl7— Rewire News Group (@RewireNewsGroup) August 20, 2020
Georgia College reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily total since reporting began in June.
GCSU reported 48 student cases on Thursday alone with 7 cases being added to previous daily totals. The total number of cases is now 165.
GC360 COVID-19 Update— GC360 (@gc360news) August 20, 2020
Georgia College reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily total since reporting began in June. GCSU reported 48 student cases on Thursday alone with 7 cases being added to previous daily totals. The total number of cases is now 165. pic.twitter.com/fEsbLNe1QB
Georgia State QB Mikele Colasurdo has been diagnosed with a heart condition as a result of contracting the coronavirus and won't be able to play football this season.
Georgia State QB Mikele Colasurdo has been diagnosed with a heart condition as a result of contracting the coronavirus and won't be able to play football this season. https://t.co/ufnp42Pdvt— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 20, 2020
Georgia school closed due to a staffing shortage caused by COVID-19
35 new cases today at Georgia College. 110 cases total is about 1.5% of the student body
35 new cases today at Georgia College. 110 cases total is about 1.5% of the student body. That's like UGA having 600 cases. https://t.co/tP6ZuwT7Xb— J.C. Bradbury (@jc_bradbury) August 19, 2020
2,000+ Cherokee County students in quarantine; superintendent warns of more school shutdowns
Outbreak in an Elite Atlanta Prep school in the summer
NEW: Months before the misguided reopening of Georgia's public schools, there was an outbreak at Lovett, an elite Atlanta prep school, following graduation parties. "Lovett" soon became a byword, among Georgia epidemiologists, for a VERY tough case. https://t.co/VDglhILspb (1/4)— Charles Bethea (@charlesbethea) August 18, 2020
A Georgia school district said Sunday that it will close a third high school through the end of the month amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
A Georgia school district said Sunday that it will close a third high school through the end of the month amid a COVID-19 outbreak. https://t.co/b3CrCBoVWi— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) August 17, 2020
Georgia reported its youngest coronavirus fatality, a 7-year-old boy, as schools were reopening last week
Also, COVID spread in Georgia is widespread and expanding! (not ideal for reopening)
Georgia reported its youngest coronavirus fatality, a 7-year-old boy, as schools were reopening last week. On Saturday, a 15-year-old became the second-youngest person...to have died from COVID-19 in the state. Both boys had no underlying health conditions https://t.co/r0AIVimOPQ— Jennifer Castillo (@jcastil2001) August 16, 2020
15-Year-Old Boy With No Underlying Health Conditions Dies of COVID in Georgia
I really felt like I was dropping [my kids] off at a death trap,” a parent said about Georgia schools
“I really felt like I was dropping [my kids] off at a death trap,” a parent said about Georgia schools. State policies to fight Covid-19 aren't enough, according to a White House Coronavirus Task Force report obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. https://t.co/ajXCf2oxGr pic.twitter.com/HUrJUGWDnB— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2020
Delusional GA governor pleased with school reopenings despite confirmed new cases of COVID-19 among students and faculty
Georgia governor pleased with school reopenings despite confirmed new cases of COVID-19 among students and faculty. https://t.co/m3rzdHrgrx— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) August 15, 2020
A 15-year-old Gwinnett County boy with no underlying conditions has died after contracting COVID-19
A 15-year-old Gwinnett County boy with no underlying conditions has died after contracting COVID-19, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.— Gwinnett County News (@GwinnettNewsNow) August 15, 2020
The teen’s death was listed on... https://t.co/pMKmUSQyjq
WH warns Georgia that the virus is out of control as schools reopen
The WH COVID-19 task force is warning officials in Georgia that that state’s efforts to fight the virus are “not having a sufficient impact.”— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 15, 2020
This as more schools are set to reopen despite 2,000+ students and staff quarantining nationwide due to positive cases in schools. pic.twitter.com/KOEtKd8K47
Weekly COVID-19 count nearly triples in Cherokee County schools
Weekly COVID-19 count nearly triples in Cherokee County schools... https://t.co/7awxKrRxwb— Georgia News Online (@GeorgiaNews66) August 14, 2020
Idiotic Republican parents want to endanger their kids and other kids
Parents in Paulding County, Georgia are discussing the possibility of not having their children tested for Covid as a way to artificially keep the number of Covid positive cases in Paulding County schools down. pic.twitter.com/6mtJYh1N76— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) August 13, 2020
https://t.co/tLZazcYEEi— Sajida Wasim (@WasiMOra) August 13, 2020
Mom of Georgia school students says masks DO NOT protect children against COVID-19 and insists 'God is in control' - as more than 1,000 pupils in her neighboring county are quarantined over exposure fears
Anti-mask parents in Paulding County have been organizing and complaining about students who have been exposed to covid having to quarantine, even if they test negative. Also, one parent has suggested that they find a way to have Hannah removed from the school. pic.twitter.com/Tqg0v9sy6G— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) August 11, 2020
Fearful School Bus driver
This hurt my heart. See letter from a Gwinnett bus driver.— Nabilah Islam (@NabilahforGA07) August 14, 2020
I rode the bus K-12 in Gwinnett and loved all my bus drivers (I was always the last stop.)
You are not expendable and we will fight for you.
cc: @GwinnettSchools https://t.co/xaM3I06seC
North Paulding High school COVID cases grow to 35; School closed for the week
More than 1,000 students in a Georgia school district are in quarantine after at least 70 cases of COVID19 were confirmed in various schools.
NEW: More than 1,000 students in a single Georgia school district have been ordered to self-quarantine after at least 70 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in various schools. https://t.co/8EN0fJe07D— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2020
1191 quarantined for COVID in a suburban Atlanta, Georgia school district. Is this a successful reopening?
A suburban Atlanta county opened its schools amid controversy and a growing coronavirus case count. Their experience reveals the perils of returning to classrooms in places where the virus has hardly been tamed. https://t.co/O6M2VwE5Bh— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 12, 2020
Cobb high school (Georgia) closes to disinfect after staff member tests positive for COVID-19
Cobb high school closes to disinfect after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/S4IgZLKWA2— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) August 12, 2020
Georgia has record 137 deaths today (not ideal for schools reopening)
Georgia reports 137 coronavirus deaths, setting new daily record for the statehttps://t.co/1k26MwLDEb— Axios (@axios) August 11, 2020
Georgia High School Association says more than 850 student athletes have tested positive
Georgia High School Association says more than 850 student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/hmEv26a7tv— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) August 11, 2020
Etowah High School, GA is closing until August 31st after 15 COVID cases have been reported
Etowah High School is closing until August 31st after 15 COVID cases have been reported. https://t.co/I0JgyHp4lL— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) August 11, 2020
826 students to quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19, along with 42 teachers
In the six days that Cherokee County schools have been in session, the North Georgia district has had to direct 826 students to quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19, along with 42 teachers. https://t.co/uXryeEqFtD— AJC (@ajc) August 11, 2020
Former High School football players die of COVID
"Kyle Gregory, who played football at Brookwood High, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 24"— Lily Adams (@adamslily) August 11, 2020
"Another fmr Gwinnett County high-school football player has died this week"
"COVID 19 has claimed Sevener’s life at 19. Eli Sevener graduated in 2019, playing football as number 11" https://t.co/IVDJ0IR0pP
40+ schools have already closed nationwide after reopening last week
Here Are the More Than 40 Schools That Have Already Closed for COVID | News Break https://t.co/qcOLPb1TFN— 💥😷Trevor Nelson😷💥 (@CTrevorNelson) August 11, 2020
Georgia school district (Cherokee) reports 826 students in quarantine since opening
Georgia school district reports 826 students in quarantine since opening https://t.co/YUc1sQB8tN— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 11, 2020
Georgia Paulding high school switches to digital learning after COVID-19 cases and viral photo
Georgia high school switches to digital learning after COVID-19 cases and viral photo https://t.co/JBtF8r64xr— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) August 10, 2020
North Paudling, GA teen who shared photo of packed high school hallway says she's receiving threats
Sociopathic Republicans are placing our kids in danger so that they can get Trump re-elected, no matter how many lives are lost
North Paulding High School sophomore Hannah Watters told CNN she and her family and friends have been receiving screenshots of group chats with threatening language against her.https://t.co/U4iEIOrSAj— Robert Lee (@roberee) August 10, 2020
At least 97,000 children in US have tested positive for COVID in the last two weeks of July.
Worrisome—At least 97,000 children in US have tested positive for the coronavirus the last two weeks of July alone.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 10, 2020
At least 338,000 children have been infected since the pandemic began ➡️ meaning more than a quarter have been infected in just 2 weeks. https://t.co/MpstGBocFM
Chattooga County (GA) Schools officials confirmed six COVID-19 cases in the school system
COVID-19 AT CHATTOOGA CO. SCHOOLS: Chattooga County Schools officials confirmed six COVID-19 cases in the school system about a week and a half after classes began.https://t.co/rZeFIkr9xH— WTVC NewsChannel 9 (@newschannelnine) August 10, 2020
North Paulding High School, GA will shut down for two days due to Covid-19.
COVID-19 can spread in air if schools don't have proper AC, report says
How widespread is COVID-19 in children? (9%) A look at the latest data as schools reopen
Dozens of staff at North GA school district (Lumpkin) test positive
Dozens of staff at North Georgia school district test positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/XM2lIiSxQr— Vincent E Davis (@vdavis114) August 7, 2020
Idiotic Cobb parents turn out to demand in-person classes for students (on Aug 1st)
Yes way. Georgia is a deep red state. These people whole heartedly believe this is a hoax, no worse than the flu, and is political. Very few people wear masks or social distance. They are protesting demanding that schools open full time. https://t.co/d86CW53lOA— clemson1989 (@clemson19891) August 6, 2020
Cobb County Schools has 100 cases of COVID among students, staff (predictably, a week later)
Cobb County Schools reports 100 cases of COVID-19 among students, staff. https://t.co/FhSYIluwnx— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) August 7, 2020
North Paulding High School has 23 cases (school where kids were suspended for taking photos)
I was just forwarded the total number of confirmed Covid cases in Paulding County Schools up until August 5th. North Paulding High School alone had 23 confirmed cases. pic.twitter.com/YChZcVvrRz— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) August 7, 2020
Dozens of teachers, students get COVID in 1st wk
Within 11 days of schools opening, dozens of students and teachers have gotten COVID-19: 'I truly wish we'd kept our children home' https://t.co/oRYAvcmVQF— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 7, 2020
7 year old dead in GA (Kids are not immune)
A 7-year-old has died of Covid-19 in Georgia, the youngest victim of the virus in the state, according to data compiled by the state health department.— CNN (@CNN) August 7, 2020
The boy was from Chatham County on Georgia's coast, and had no underlying health conditions. https://t.co/TF0tySH6B7
Paulding county girl suspension lifted
Georgia School Lifts Suspension of Student Who Posted Hallway Pic Showing COVID Risk https://t.co/tA4econIOJ— Amy Donohue (@TheFabulousOne) August 7, 2020
Schools that open in the fall will close by October
Some teachers are retiring rather than go back to school
With no end in sight to the coronavirus, some teachers are retiring rather than go back to school https://t.co/D1QBQk2EFI— TIME (@TIME) August 6, 2020
CDC abdicates responsibility; will let kids get sick
"One of the things we've missed this year has been a strong voice from the Centers for Disease Control … I think this message of just open the schools without a real plan to do it safely is potentially very dangerous," Dr. Paul Sax says.https://t.co/1GsKx22Ec1— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 6, 2020
Georgia school nurse who resigned, says she was 'horrified' by the lack of Covid-19 safety protocols
Amy Westmoreland, a Georgia school nurse who resigned, says she was 'horrified' by the lack of Covid-19 safety protocols in her school.— CNN (@CNN) August 6, 2020
She says she'd like to see a healthier environment for her former colleagues, but "unfortunately, I don't see that happening." pic.twitter.com/0Kfg03YEi3
A Georgia High School (Paulding county) Suspended Two Students For Posting Photos Of Crowded Hallways
A Georgia High School Suspended Two Students For Posting Photos Of Crowded Hallways https://t.co/10D6Q6vjrI— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 6, 2020
Cherokee County in Georgia which reopened Monday, now has cases in 4 schools.
So this is not going well: Cherokee County in Georgia which reopened Monday, now has cases in 3 more schools. https://t.co/UMjcxfRLnP— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) August 6, 2020
Muzzling caught on audio: School principal of Georgia threatening further consequences
Muzzling caught on audio: School principal of Georgia high school (with the non mask wearing photos) that suspended the student for sharing photos with media — now caught on audio threatening further “CONSEQUENCES” for anyone sharing anything with media. https://t.co/YpVSz4TDwn— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 6, 2020
Pence & DeVos exposed 4th grade kids to COVID for a Photo-op; Now school is shut down
Do you want to see what ignorance, evil and stupidity looks like? Here is a picture of Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos a few days ago in a 4th grade classroom in North Carolina. Nobody is wearing masks. Apparently one of the kids got Covid and now this school is halted for a 2 weeks. pic.twitter.com/1Q4zBOuqi1— Jesse Lifson (@DoYouEvenLif) August 5, 2020
Kids in GA threatened with expulsion if they stay home
Jesus. The students at that high school in Georgia that went viral yesterday for how jampacked the hallways were tell @mollyhc that they were told they would “face expulsion for remaining home” if they’re worried about COVIDhttps://t.co/gOd78nXuZw— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) August 5, 2020
Trump learns nothing from 160,000 dead and wants to reopen Schools
Nearly 160,000 Americans have died in the pandemic, yet Trump has learned nothing about the coronavirus. His latest Fox & Friends interview proved it. https://t.co/2LbAbUB5EL— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 5, 2020
Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns.
Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns https://t.co/aANx0S2UcS— Guardian news (@guardiannews) August 5, 2020
A 2nd grader tests positive in Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County, GA. 20 Kids and teachers are quarantined.
A 2nd-grader has tested positive for COVID-19 just two days into the new school year. The student goes to Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County. The teacher and 20 other students will quarantine for two weeks. https://t.co/OFKTrCEGbD #11Alive— Chenue Her (@ChenueHer) August 5, 2020
The actions by the Gov of Iowa, the Trump administration and especially the staff at the North Paulding High School where they know that many football players are infected and may have come into contact with other kids and still opening schools without a mask mandate and social distancing is diabolical.
They are all so eager to infect thousands (millions at the Trump adminstration level) and possibly dooming thousands to a lifetmime of misery with pre-existing lung, heart and other issues brought on by a COVID infection. This is just plain evil!
The parents need to put their foot down and refuse to send their kids to school.
Trump administration sticks to plan to reopen schools (and infect millions?)
Trump administration sticks to schools plan as U.S. nears 5 million coronavirus cases https://t.co/avrK4upyQe— Post Politics (@postpolitics) August 4, 2020
Five Marietta schools employees test positive for COVID-19
Cherokee County schools, Georgia, quarantines second-grade class after student tests positive for COVID-19
BREAKING: Cherokee County schools quarantines second-grade class after student tests positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/CqIuuXunTs— Kristal Dixon, doomscrolling extraordinaire (@KristalDixon) August 4, 2020
First day of school in Paulding county, GA. No social distancing, no masks
This is not good omg https://t.co/n1cXY0dSrQ— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) August 4, 2020
Multiple football players infected & sick, Paulding County still refused to delay, and no mask mandates (thousands will get infected)
2) this letter was even sent by the school less than 24 hours before the first day. Multiple football players infected and sick, Paulding County still refused to delay, and no mask mandates (because forbidden by state law imposed by GA governor @BrianKempGA). #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/N2to7zrW3M— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 4, 2020
As the Coronavirus Comes to School, a Tough Choice: When to Close
Full story here by @smervosh and @ShawnHubler looking at when schools that open might have to shut down again. "As soon as you open classrooms, within two weeks, teachers and students will get sick," one expert told them. https://t.co/FhmNzx9rUh— Scott Dodd (@scottdodd) August 4, 2020
Georgia teen loses both parents to COVID in mere days
COVID cases, exposure have 260 Gwinnett school employees not working
The largest school district in Georgia reported today that 260 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus or are in quarantine because of possible exposure as they prepare for the new school year. https://t.co/rSFpXcNBul— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) August 3, 2020
Georgia Summer Camp
Yikes: hundreds of camp counselors and kids got Covid at a sleep away camp in Georgia this summer. They had only been there about a week. https://t.co/rlRc8GQBIZ— Roni Rabin (@RoniNYTimes) July 31, 2020
Wow. CDC reports of a huge superspreading event in 260 kids+adults from YMCA camp. ~1/2 children aged 6-10 positive. 44% aged 11-17 positive.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 1, 2020
➡️#COVID19 SPREADS IN KIDS.
➡️WHY NO MASKS WEARING?
...oh wait @BrianKempGA blocked mask mandate rules.https://t.co/Mlyh5kQogW
Some 260 cases of the coronavirus have been tied to attendees and staff at a North Georgia children’s camp in June, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the largest known superspreading events... https://t.co/C0v2ZWvdUn— Atlanta News (@AtlNewsNow) July 31, 2020
NEW from CDC: #COVID19 outbreak at an overnight camp in Georgia infects *at least* 260 campers & staff.— Amy Maxmen (@amymaxmen) July 31, 2020
-51% of positives 6-10yo
-44% 11-17 yo
-Camp required a test <12 days before arriving & attempted "pods"
-Masks required for staff but NOT campers
-*Out of 597 campers & staff, 344 were tested and 76% of those tests were positive— Amy Maxmen (@amymaxmen) July 31, 2020
-26% positives report no symptoms
-Bottom line from @CDCgov: Children of *all* ages are susceptible to #SARSCOV2 & "might play an important role in transmission"
Paper online soon & here (2/2) pic.twitter.com/MsV7HfSU1F
Teachers are writing their wills
"Teachers are writing their wills."— CNN (@CNN) July 13, 2020
A Texas high school teacher describes the anxiety among teachers about having face-to-face instruction in the fall, noting that the state's current education plan is "ignoring all the facts about how the virus works." https://t.co/keK6J9NGWl pic.twitter.com/2qqzMXufc9
Super spreader events that will lead to explosion of cases and shutdowns
University of West Georgia
The start of the semester at The University of West Georgia. pic.twitter.com/QZCeQih3vr— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) August 14, 2020
University of North Georgia
Massive House Party At The U. Of North Georgia Before School Started Caught A Lot Of Social Media Attention https://t.co/y2DfgLY5CP— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 17, 2020
Florida not to be outdone by Georgia colleges opening. University of North Georgia pic.twitter.com/kvdemgo8KV— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 17, 2020