As we slowly start returning back to normality, certain precautions need to be put in place to prevent us from plummeting back to ground zero.
Unfortunately, as schools re-open, there doesn't seem to be anything set up to protect teachers or students from contracting the virus.
Parents have made their opinions on the matter pretty clear...
As things have started to get back to normal, we've all had to adapt to a new way of living.
via: Getty ImagesDespite these subtle changes, there finally seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
In the past few weeks, we've been trying to get back to normality...
via: Getty ImagesWith things beginning to reopen again.
But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.
via: Getty ImagesThis is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding here in the U.S.
In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.
via: Getty ImagesFor example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention on public transport.
Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.
via: Getty ImagesTo provide them with peace of mind. I mean, that seems to be a good idea. Along with that, people are carrying around bottles of hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.
via: Getty ImagesNot only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.
But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be.
via: Getty ImagesParticularly when they are worn for a long period of time.
They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.
Many people have resorted to making their own masks.
via: Getty ImagesBoth for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.
via: Getty ImagesHealthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
A lot of people have decided to take on board these expert suggestions...
via: Getty ImagesBut a lot of others haven't and the latest pictures to emerge from inside a school in Georgia have been disturbing, to say the least.
As schools start opening, it seems as though masks and social distancing rules have been long forgotten.
via: Getty ImagesResulting in pretty predictable consequences. Sixes Elementary in the Cherokee County School district began in-person classes on Monday.
And things went as well as you'd expect...
via: Getty ImagesStudents clearly weren't socially distancing and few were wearing masks.
Due to its poor re-opening plan, the school closed the very next day.
via: GettyJust a day later one of the classrooms was temporarily closed for deep cleaning, with the teacher and 20 other students put in quarantine after the student tested positive for the virus.
Parents and officials are still debating whether it is safe to send students back into classrooms just yet.
via: FacebookClearly it isn't.
The whole thing seems too uncertain.
via: FacebookDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has emphasized that schools need to include safety in their reopening plans. Which you'd think would be pretty obvious.
Schools will become a COVID breeding ground, at this point.
via: FacebookCurrently, Cherokee County doesn't require children to wear masks in school at all, according to their reopening plan.
Schools have seen a dramatic increase in cases around Georgia.
via: FacebookSome schools have even opted for all-remote learning at the start of the year.
Is it really worth putting children's lives at risk?
via: Getty ImagesJen Brock, the system's executive director of communications said six employees have tested positive within Marietta City Schools.
The employees work in various areas of the school.
via: Getty ImagesTuesday was supposed to be the first day back, but classes were all taught virtually, Brock said.
It's reported that around 260 employees have either tested positive or been exposed in Georgia's largest school district.
The district is still set to reopen for online learning August 12.
via: FacebookIt's clear that schools aren't ready to open just yet, and more needs to be done to ensure the safety of students and teachers above all else. Keep scrolling to find out why these coronavirus conspiracy theorists got arrested...