On any random Tuesday, teachers have a tough job. Throw in a worldwide pandemic, coupled with a new Covid variant that may be as contagious as measles, and teachers are between a rock and hard place. They are in close quarters with children for 7+ hours a day and those children often don’t follow the best practices.
When I think about today’s Park City classroom, I imagine a video like the Jurassic Park DNA sequence but with Covid viruses floating around. That’s a lot of viruses floating through the classroom. I’m not a scientist but I do know:
Amount of virus in the air + Time of exposure = Odds of catching it
That is leading to teachers becoming sick. When they are sick or have been exposed to someone who is, they have to quarantine at home for at least 5 days. Some teachers have a support structure and others don’t.
If you’d like to help those teachers who are infected with Covid and may need a little help, please consider supporting a local program that provides Grubhub and supermarket gift cards for Park City teachers out sick (and their families).
Everyone needs a little help now and then. Teachers support our community every day. This is an opportunity for us to support them back.