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Posted by: News_Desk on 11/13/2020 10:19 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 11/13/2020 10:19 PM
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Amidst Widespread Risk Level, Amador Educators Fighting for School Safety

Amador County, CA... Scott Hunkins, President of the Amador County Teachers Association (ACTA), with the support of the classified unit led by Theresa Cramer, released the following statement on behalf of ACTA educators after hearing the Amador County Health Officer, Dr. Kerr, inform the Amador County Board of Supervisors that case rates are becoming more widespread. With this information, ACTA is requesting an emergency meeting with the Board and Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) management to avoid a premature reopening date of Monday, November 16.



Premature Reopening Date Puts the Lives of Students, Educators, and Community in Danger

Scott Hunkins, President of the Amador County Teachers Association (ACTA), with the support of the classified unit led by Theresa Cramer, released the following statement on behalf of ACTA educators after hearing the Amador County Health Officer, Dr. Kerr, inform the Amador County Board of Supervisors that case rates are becoming more widespread. With this information, ACTA is requesting an emergency meeting with the Board and Amador County Unified School District (ACUSD) management to avoid a premature reopening date of Monday, November 16.

“Over the past two weeks, we have seen elevated case rates indicating widespread risk level for COVID-19 in our county. Until the county can bring the case risk down, we are not in a position to reopen. Opening prematurely without robust safety measures and testing not only endangers students, educators, and staff, but their families and the entire community. ACTA and ACUSD have been frantically working to provide safe conditions for students and employees, but we fear things will not be ready by Monday. This week’s added news raises additional concerns that we must address. As educators, we want to be back in the classroom with our students, but there is too much at risk to ignore science, facts and safety.”

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The Amador County Teachers Association is affiliated with the 310,000-member California Teachers Association and the 3 million-member National Education Association.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-11-13 23:01:42   By: Anonymous
 
Smart decision to meet and reconsider, especially with families from all over inevitably gathering the next week for Thanksgiving. STOP THE SPREAD!

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    Posted on: 2020-11-14 07:17:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Good call. Calaveras schools have already had infections within the schools.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-11-14 05:56:59   By: Anonymous
 
They are planning to open on a Monday, while in the red tier. But by Tuesday, Amador will be in the purple tier. School is unable to resume in person learning in the purple tier, but can stay open if school is already in person when the county is moved into the purple tier.

Sure seems like a bad idea to bring the county's children together in the beginning of this outbreak.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-11-14 06:39:32   By: Anonymous
 
It’s time to buckle up and lock ourselves down again, and to do so with fresh vigilance. Remember: We are barely nine or 10 months into this pandemic, and we have not experienced a full-blown fall or winter season. Everything that we may have done somewhat cautiously—and gotten away with—in summer may carry a higher risk now, because the conditions are different and the case baseline is much higher.

When community transmission is this high, every kind of exposure is more dangerous. A gym class is more likely to have someone who is infectious. Workplaces will have more cases, meaning more employees will unknowingly bring the virus home. More people at the grocery store will be positive. A casual gathering of friends may be harder to hold outdoors. Even transmission from surfaces may pose a higher risk now, because lower humidity levels may improve the survivability of the virus.

Plus, the holidays are upon us, which means a spike in gatherings of people who do not otherwise see one another. Such get-togethers, especially if they are multigenerational, can spark more outbreaks. I take no joy in saying this, but all of this means that any gathering outside one’s existing quarantine pod should be avoided for now—especially if it is indoors. Think of it as a postponement and plan to hold it later. Better a late Christmas than an early medical catastrophe. Pods should not expand unless absolutely necessary. Order takeout instead of dining indoors. Make game night virtual. Shop in bulk, so you can do fewer trips to the store. It’s not the right time for wedding receptions or birthday parties.

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    Posted on: 2020-11-14 09:03:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Teachers think their God.

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      Posted on: 2020-11-14 10:43:22   By: Anonymous
       
      dump said he loves the poorly educated.
      They want a uneducated population so they can control them even more with the loss of critical thinking.
      The first effort by Republicans was to remove critical thinking being taught in the public schools.
      The religious schools especially are like lobotomy factories where critical thinking is the devil.

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        Posted on: 2020-11-14 13:08:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Speaking of stupid it's not "They want a uneducated"
        It's, They want an uneducated
        So looks like you voted for Trump, twice.😂

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      Posted on: 2020-11-14 13:04:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Wait...what? Teachers thank their God?
      Or did you...never mind.

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    Re: buckle up
    Posted on: 2020-11-14 19:00:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Well said! Thanks for the common sense!!!!

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THANK GOD FOR CALIFORNIA TEACHERS!
Posted on: 2020-11-14 19:11:52   By: Anonymous
 
Sweet baby Jesus, having to home school kids has been the biggest damned eye-opener EVER. It’s been super tough, even though they’re good kids. It’s just been A LOT. So, in my opinion, whatever the hell CA teachers get paid, every single one needs a 20% pay raise. And they sure as hell don’t need to be at the mercy of parents that don’t “believe” in COVID and send their sick or asymptotic kids to school because they have to go to work. I’m 100% with the dude who says we need to hunker the f*ck down. This isn’t WW2, people- we’re just being asked to stay at home this our computers and iPhones, Netflix and Instacart. Ffs, even if you’re broke, there’s at least some limited help out there. Everybody’s taking it in the shorts, so LEND A HELPING HAND, don’t be selfish, and stop whining! Pay it forward, and somebody will help you when you need it. AND FFS SAKE, STAY HOME FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.


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    Re: THANK GOD FOR CALIFORNIA TEACHERS!
    Posted on: 2020-11-14 21:24:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes! Stay home!

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