Coronavirus: More than 40 headteachers self-isolate after meeting exposes them to infection

Adrian Ovalle

More than 40 headteachers from San Francisco have actually been informed to self-isolate, after being exposed to coronavirus at an in-person meeting.

Regardless of the state-wide remain at home order in California, the Santa Clara County Unified School District held the face-to- face meeting last month to talk about plans for the resuming of class in the location.

A couple of days after the meeting, somebody who had actually remained in the space and was not showing any signs of COVID-19, checked favorable for coronavirus

‘ I looked like the Lone Ranger’ in a mask

Stella Kemp, the district’s superintendent, verified the favorable case at an online meeting of the school board recently, stating that the event had actually been required due to the “complexity” of their re-opening strategy.

Ms Kemp added that the meeting was carried out under “strict guidelines”, which as far as she knows, no other participants have actually checked favorable for the infection.

“I know there may be some that question every decision we make but the reality is there is no road map for this pandemic,” she added.

The decision to hold an in-person meeting was challenged by others at the online event, with trustee Vickie Fairchild stating: “I got calls from numerous teachers who are a little worried about the COVID direct exposure at the principals’ meeting.

“I personally was surprised, because of what I’ve heard other school districts doing, that we had a meeting of around 45 people when I think indoor meetings are recommended to be around 10.”

California is going through a record- breaking spike in coronavirus cases, and authorities have actually started to re-impose lockdown determines throughout the state.

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Beaches, dining establishments and bars have actually all been shut down once again by guv Gavin Newsom, as the state attempts to get the break out back under control.

The United States has actually ended up being the epicentre of the global coronavirus break out, with more than 2.6 million verified cases and more than 128,000 virus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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