Report on 260 Kids Infected at Georgia Camp

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Report on 260 Kids Infected at Georgia Camp

Post by xtrawildcat » August 1st, 2020, 6:15 pm

This news from Georgia is important. What it shows is kids can and will catch Covid if mitigation efforts are not done. 260 kids infected with Covid and they had to close the camp shortly after it got started. They did some this correctly but not masks and doesn't sound like social distancing.

I am 100% in favor of schools opening but it has to be done correctly to not have a repeat of what happened at this camp. Social distance, wear a mask, quick test results are going to be required.


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Post by Ksuminnesotacat » August 1st, 2020, 10:32 pm

How many got sick?.....

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Post by spot2180 » August 2nd, 2020, 6:28 am

How many are going to die?
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Post by WIldWIllieCat » August 2nd, 2020, 9:45 am

How many did they, in turn, infect?
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Post by xtrawildcat » August 2nd, 2020, 10:30 am

WIldWIllieCat wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:45 am
How many did they, in turn, infect?
How many do not have parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.

I still think they should do in person schooling but only while taking all the mitigation steps possible including masks for everybody. The Georgia camp experience just shows how careful schools need to be.

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Post by xtrawildcat » August 2nd, 2020, 11:31 am

On Thursday, Trump said schools may need to delay reopening in places that are “current hot spots,” and on Friday, Redfield echoed the thought. “In areas where there are hot spots, remote and distance learning may need to be adopted for some amount of time,” Redfield told reporters on a call to discuss the new guidelines.
Redfield was then asked for a definition of “hot spots.” He said it would include places where more than 5 percent of coronavirus tests come back positive. Looking county by county, he said “the majority of the nation” is not a hot spot.

Test positivity rate for kansas is now between 11% and 18%.
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/ind ... tes/kansas

Local school officials and county health directors will have to take the data they have and make the best decision they can for their community. Kansas communities have 4 weeks now to drive the positive test rates down.

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Post by stlcatfan » August 2nd, 2020, 2:53 pm

xtrawildcat wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 10:30 am
WIldWIllieCat wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:45 am
How many did they, in turn, infect?
I still think they should do in person schooling but only while taking all the mitigation steps possible including masks for everybody. The Georgia camp experience just shows how careful schools need to be.
I saw a story on Yahoo News yesterday about a school (I think it was in Indiana) on its first day of classes. Apparently, there was a kid who tested positive for COVID and so they had to find out everyone he came into contact with and sat next to, and they all now have a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Ugh.

I am not all that worried about contracting COVID, but it would suck having to go into a mandatory two-week quarantine, just because there was a kid in my class who tested positive for the virus. This may end up getting repeated quite a few times this fall in other schools.

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