Jen pointed me to this article tonight. The Lawrence Eagle Tribune is reporting that a teacher working at Methuen High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Hooray.
This is going to happen everywhere. Returning to school now is going to be a disaster of life threatening proportions.
Fortunately, while the teachers have gone back to school already, the students have not. According to the article, classes will start remotely next week and then in early October they will switch to a hybrid model where students will be in the school buildings part of the time and learning remotely the rest. So it’s very bad news for the teachers in the high school who now have to quarantine, but it could have been worse.
I just hope the teacher who tested positive is okay. Get well soon, if you’re experiencing symptoms. If you’re asymptomatic then get rid of the virus soon.
This does not actually affect my family. We do live in Methuen, but my step kids’ father does not. At some point, long before I was a part of the equation, it was decided that dad’s address would determine their school district, so my step son goes to school in dad’s town.
Here’s a copy of the article, along with a link. It was published yesterday and it was written by Bill Kirk.