My gut told me not to do it, but it's so hard to leave good money on the table when you're a teacher in the summertime.
So I went to a professional development meeting of 2 days duration in a room with 8 other teachers and a consultant.
I took my own hand sanitizer and never removed my mask while there. I didn't share pens or eat in the room, which was air conditioned to near-freezing.
We had ample room to social distance.
Ten days after the meeting, I got a notice from my district that a teacher who was there tested positive. Ten days. No contact tracing in all that time.
I had no symptoms, so I decided to ride it out.
Wednesday the 26th was the two-week marker for this event. Some of the other teachers got tested, but no one else tested positive.
This was 8 teachers. I can hardly wait for September 1, when I will be reunited with the other 60 teachers at my school. On September 8, students start arriving.
It's easy to be hyper-aware when you're bored and cold and well spaced. What about when you have 10,000 things to do, it's hot and humid, and you haven't seen your pals since March?
Well, at least I know that masks work. But now I have to buy plain-colored ones. I'm so bummed. I had a friend make me some beautiful weird ones. Can't use them.
Please continue to petition the Gods and Goddesses for me and all public school teachers. As far as Covid goes, I think it's when and not if.