My Husband Goes Back to School This Week

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My husband is a special education teacher and he starts back to work this week. Even though covid rates have been rising in the area and many schools near here who opened earlier have already had to close down due to spreading coronavirus cases, my husband’s school is still opening at full capacity, full-time. I’ll admit it worries me.

I don’t want my husband to get sick. I don’t want him to bring it home and get me sick. I don’t want the other teachers and employees to get sick. And I certainly don’t want the kids or their families to get sick.

To me, this all seems like it might be a really bad idea. I expect that they will only be open a short while before they have to close down again anyway. Especially with fall coming, when there is likely to be a true 2nd wave (not just the 2nd rise in cases we’ve already seen due to poor handling of the whole thing from the beginning).

I want to be positive, and part of me has felt this whole thing seems really off from the beginning, so maybe it isn’t as bad as they make it out to be, but I still worry.

27 thoughts on “My Husband Goes Back to School This Week

    1. Luckily, it seems like children don’t really face much danger, but the staff, and families of those children worry me more. Especially older, disabled or unhealthy folks. I hope for the best too, but I know I’ll stress about it lol.

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  1. Good luck to you and your husband. Teachers have become essential workers but are being sent back without a lot of protocols in place. We’re worried here in Ontario because there is nothing in place for social distancing or mask wearing, especially in the younger grades. Our positivity rates are very low right now but we’ve seen spikes here and there. No one knows when this virus will strike and kids have been the most protected segment of the population because they’ve been home since March. Kids do get the virus and are spreaders of the virus. I’m sure none of this makes you feel better about your husband going back to work. Hope everything works out for you both.

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    1. Yeah, I know kids do get the virus, but I am glad it is at lesser rates than adults. I’ve also read about how some kids who do get the virus get a polio like illness, which is even scarier to me.

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      1. ♡ The Reality is Kids know when they are Ill EveryOne and the AutoImmune System Kicks In and ‘Grown Ups’ have forgotten; it’s NOT!!! COVID-19 as people are dying from UnderLying Health Issues and Stress as The Pharmaceutical Industry rakes in More Money by ‘Releasing’ ‘Miracle’ Cures which ARE NOTHING!!! but Temporary Treatments…it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that We Don’t Die from Cancer; the Death is brought on by Chemo and Radio Therapy…a Cancer Doctor is reported as saying “You’re gonna die anyway so take the treatment and I get the money.”; gets Me THINKING!!! about Scared or Informed with Wisdom instead of Being CONTROLLED!!! so what about YOU!!! 🤔 ?

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  2. I still worry so I understand your worry as well! I hope everything works out well for you and your family – stay healthy and safe! Perhaps some preventative measures to increase your immune systems can help (because you’d feel like you’re doing something additionally)? Let me know if you’re interested in knowing more…in the meantime, stay positive that you’ll all make it through healthy!

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  3. It seems like a bad idea to me, too. In the UK, they’re pushing for schools to get back and for everything to be business as usual, just with perspex screens and a little social distancing here and there. With regard to schools, they say kids can’t catch it or it’s very unlikely, and that there are no instances of adults catching the virus from children. They seem to neglect the fact that kids have had it, that teachers can catch it from anything in the school like from other teachers, or that parents congregate to drop off/pick up kids outside the school gates. That said, it doesn’t leave teachers like your hubby with much choice. I hope he’s able to stay as safe and possible, and that there’s a good manager involved in case he needs to raise any particular concerns.

    Caz xx

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  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to every teacher, staff member and child who is going to be going back into school buildings and, essentially, facing the unknown. I don’t know if I could consciously choose to send my child back into the system yet, and would look into home-schooling as an alternative – though some schools are offering an either/or option, which allows parents and students the choice. It’s a tough call and one I am beyond grateful that I don’t have to make! Do everything in your power to make sure your husband is taking advantage of everything available to keep him safe!

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  5. Hugs. I worry a lot about not just your husband teaching in the SPED room, but all those SPED kids at higher risk. I am glad, at least, they have a teacher who will take it seriously and be as safe as possible within a lousy situation.

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