During this uncertain time, the President and many politicians are pushing for schools to fully reopen for the fall. With that, many others do not believe that schools should fully reopen and should remain online for the fall semester. Because of this, I wanted to know from others if they thought that schools should reopen..
I wanted to get a better perspective from others on social media. I decided to create a poll on Instagram asking, "Should schools reopen in the fall?" and why. The next day, the results were in. At least 57% believed that schools should reopen in the fall and 43% believed that schools should not reopen in the fall.
The people who said that schools should reopen in the fall responded back with wanting to return back to "normal life," and wanting to take the right precautions, such as social distancing and requiring all teachers and students to wear masks. Some answered with online learning not being the best for everyone. Two replied with not wanting fall events being cancelled, such as football games and volleyball seasons.
The people who said that schools should not reopen in the fall responded back saying they had concerns with the fact that COVID-19 is still surging across the country and schools are perfect places for students to get easily sick. Some answered with how uncertain they are about how COVID-19 is going to affect us in the fall. One replied that vulnerable students will be most affected and reopening schools will be extremely dangerous to go back.
Every state is different and should think carefully and thoroughly to make the right decision. If schools go forward with reopening, they should take precautions by requiring students, professors, and other visitors on campus to wear a mask and social distance whenever possible. Please stay safe and make the right choices.
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