2020 School Reopening Research

Summary: 
  1. What is the cited evidence that children spread the virus, especially documentation for Hillsborough County where there have been ZERO deaths of anyone ages 24 and under?  Delaying the opening of school will mean final testing is once again after the holiday break added to an already compromised year for spring of 2020. 
  2. If face masks are mandatory, what is the protocol for: (additional research on masks)
    1. ​​​​​​Special needs, asthmatic and other children who cannot or should not wear? 
    2. Bullying of these students who cannot wear a mask for physical or medical reasons?
    3. Teachers at each grade level for the procedures and processes to monitor mask wearing? 
    4. Determining when is the mask no longer ‘safe’ and/or ‘healthy’ to wear?
    5. A student who contaminates another student’s mask? Disposing of contaminated masks?
    6. Informing parents of potential health issues: Hypoxia, Hypercapnia, impair one’s immunity & increases harmful viruses in nasal passages. 
  3. If the schools are going to mandate masks to go back to school, it is reasonable to assume they have documented protocols and procedures to follow which they should be able to provide the public.
  4. What will the impact of teachers and students wearing masks have in a child’s ability to hear the teacher properly and vice-versa?  i.e. speech and language development

  5. What are the short & long-term social, emotional, and physical effects of mandating masks?  

 

Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020