While students are starting to return to school, the number of cases is spiking resulting in almost 100,000 cases of school children with the virus.
Facebook users have expressed their concern for the lack of preparation shown by the government...
Students in certain districts are starting to return to school...
via: Getty ImagesThe move had divided opinion among parents and students.
And it seems as though what everyone expected has happened.
via: Getty ImagesAs nearly 100,000 children have now tested positive for coronavirus.
Many wouldn't believe that we're still living through a global pandemic...
via: GettyBut believe it or not, we still are.
The Black Lives Matter movement has been dominating headlines over the last few weeks...
via: GettyWhich is exactly what should be happening, of course.
But it seems that many people have forgotten that a global pandemic has seized the entire world...
via: GettyAnd even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be the worst affected.
There are currently over 2 million actives cases of the virus here in America.
via: GettyIt just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.
Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...
Grow the hell up. Wear a mask. Look out for each other. It's not all about you. https://t.co/KLcrfkwXrJ— Elizabeth Hackett (@Elizabeth Hackett)1591910999.0
This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...
via: GettyBecause even though they can't protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.
In many parts of the world, it is now mandatory to wear a form of facial covering in public...
Wear. A. Mask. It’s not about you, it’s a courtesy to others. And it saves lives. https://t.co/P3lmigxpgp— Mark Pocan (@Mark Pocan)1591830301.0
But regardless of this...
The coronavirus is not under control: America’s shifting Covid-19 epidemic in five charts https://t.co/hhJoOhNqTI https://t.co/Ad5ZJZXHSx— Bloomberg (@Bloomberg)1593377705.0
It just seems that many of us aren't learning...
via: GettyAnd more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.
Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...
via: GettyAnd that's not just here in America... it's happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.
Despite the risks, some schools are opening their doors again.
via: Getty ImagesResulting in a massive spike in virus cases...
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, almost 100,000 students have been infected, and people are furious...
via: Facebook97,000 children tested positive for the virus from July 16 to July 30.
Dr. Tina Hartert of Vanderbilt University says increased testing of children is needed to understand the risks they're facing.
via: FacebookThis becomes essential as some school districts go back to class this month.
DIY testing kits have been sent to some 2,000 families with children that could be at risk.
via: Facebook"The kits are shipped to the families, they are taught how to collect these samples, and then the samples are sent back by the families to a central repository," she said
They've been sent out across the two largest school districts California Los Angeles and San Diego.
via: FacebookWith a combined student population of 720,000, they've made the wise decision to start the school year via remote learning due to the risk.
Mayor Bill De Blasio pledged officials "have worked incessantly to get this right."
via: FacebookOn Friday the mayor assured officials looked at examples of returning to in-person school "from all around the world" to assure kids would be safe.
De Blasio said parents had until Friday night to register students for upcoming classes.
via: FacebookThe virus didn't appear to be a threat to children at first, however, in July alone more than 25 children have died from it.
Teachers and school districts are struggling to find ways to keep staff and students safe while also getting back to work.
via: FacebookColleges are among the most affected, as they look for new ways to reopen while assuring the safety of students.
Administrators have spelled out the rules that faculty and students have to abide by.
via: FacebookStating that failure to wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid mass gatherings could bring serious consequences, even getting kicked out of school.
At Tulane University in New Orleans students have been told that gatherings of more than fifteen people aren’t allowed.
via: FacebookAnd other colleges have brought out similar rules, with Yale pledging a commitment for students to remain in Connecticut during the fall semester through November 21. While Ohio State University’s students will be required to conduct daily health checks.
Whether this will prevent a further spike in coronavirus cases, we aren't completely sure.
via: FacebookBut at least schools are starting to understand the consequences. Keep scrolling for more on how schools are dealing with coronavirus...