Last week I had posted an article on primarily why kids should go to school. This week will be on why kids should not go to school. Last week I had set up the scene so if you missed that you can check out my last article here.
By now everyone should know we are in a pandemic. Here are the reasons why your kids should not go to school. If you do decide to go to school, please for the love of God, WEAR A MASK!
There is a pandemic
Probably the most obvious reason. Germs will spread when people come in close contact with each other.
Not everyone is required to wear a mask
There are places and schools where masks are not mandatory. This is a problem, since wearing masks is how you protect others. Think about it this way: how would you feel if someone else is infected and is not wearing a mask and infects you?
There is no room in a classroom
Classrooms are pretty small as it is. When you put more people in a classroom, there is even less space to spread out. If you also add all the desks and shelves, there is even less space. Germs can be easily spread in these types of environments.
You don't know where other kids have been
You do not know which kids are going to school and where those children have been. You have no idea if they have basic knowledge of sanitization or if they follow the rules.
Touching the face
Touching the face is a common way for the virus to infect you since there are ways it can go in: through your mouth, eyes, etc. It is hard for us to keep our hands away from our facees and this could mean an increased risk of being infected.
Sending children to school takes a lot of trust. You have to trust that your kids will wear a mask the whole time or be clean the whole day. You have to be able to trust the school and the teachers that they are doing everything they can to make school a safe environment. Trusting can be hard for younger or less mature kids.