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Summer school teachers wearing masks and gloves contract coronavirus in us
Three teachers became seriously ill with coronavirus during a shift at the Hayden Winkelman summer school in Arizona, although they carefully followed all safety measures: they wore masks, gloves, and kept their distance. One of the women died.
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One of the teachers, 61-year-old Kimberley Byrd (Kimberley Byrd) was at risk - the woman suffered from diabetes, asthma and lupus, reports CNN. She was hospitalized and immediately given oxygen, and a day later she was connected to a ventilator. A week later, the teacher passed away. Her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and several other close relatives also became infected, one of them spent almost a month on mechanical ventilation.
Together with Byrd, two of her colleagues, Jena Martinez and Angela Skillings, fell seriously ill. Both women are formally considered recovered, but they still feel bad: weakness, cough, feeling of tightness in the chest. As Skillings told CNN, she felt an improvement a week ago, but now the bad cough has returned and the COVID-19 test has come back positive.
“They were careful, followed all the rules and got infected anyway. We are very concerned that we cannot provide security for our employees, especially after the start of the school year, when there will be twenty children in the classroom,”school director Jeff Gregorich told CNN.
Angela Skillings added that it is very difficult for children to maintain social distance, because tactile contact is important for them. In addition, they can get severe trauma if they become the culprit of infection at school or in the family.
“What are we going to do with those children who infect one of the family members and that person dies?” The teacher says.
Recall that President Donald Trump (Donald Trump) insists on the full reopening of schools under the threat of cuts in funding for education, despite the aggressive increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in most states of America.
Note that from today in Moscow, restrictions on full-time work of educational institutions are lifted. As the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, said in his blog, students can again attend universities, applicants and school graduates - to take exams in person. The ban on classes in sports, music and art schools is also lifted.
“Secondary schools and colleges are returning to normal operation. Until the beginning of August, the USE will be held in schools. We plan to start the full academic year, as usual, on Knowledge Day, September 1,”the mayor writes.