MMC What Coronavirus Means for Christmas

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Ohio update:
61,331 cases, increase of 1,150
3,006 deaths, increase of 15
Hospitalizations and ICU admissions are still above of the 21 day average.

Last week we had 7 counties on level 3 emergency for COVID under our new system that was introduced last week. Now, we have 12 counties at level 3, with two of those counties near level 4.

The counties where Cincinnati is located and around Cincy has reached 80+% of ICU beds.
My county is still just level 1, though I think that may change next week based on how spread is moving.
 

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ICU admissions up again today.

One of the local high schools has had to stop football practices after one of the players tested positive.

I went to the grocery and it wasn’t busy at all. I don’t know if people are going outside of Indianapolis to avoid the mask requirements or if it was just an off day. It’s usually packed though.
 
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CT is holding steady of no new deaths....hopefully we continue in the right direction.
 

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ICU admissions up again today.

One of the local high schools has had to stop football practices after one of the players tested positive.

I went to the grocery and it wasn’t busy at all. I don’t know if people are going outside of Indianapolis to avoid the mask requirements or if it was just an off day. It’s usually packed though.
We still have not heard anything about fall sports yet...I imagine it will be in a couple of weeks as the football program at our high school starts late July/early Aug.
 
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Our governor delayed the start of school yesterday. Our cases are constantly going up. We were doing so good (at least better) back during April and May. We would 30 or 40 cases...now, we are having 600 to 800 cases. It isn't safe to start school on time, but we are still letting kids workout. That makes no sense to me.
 

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Our governor delayed the start of school yesterday. Our cases are constantly going up. We were doing so good (at least better) back during April and May. We would 30 or 40 cases...now, we are having 600 to 800 cases. It isn't safe to start school on time, but we are still letting kids workout. That makes no sense to me.
Ohio's cases have really gone up the last few weeks, and sports are conditioning and practicing. At the moment we are returning to school on time, but we will see what happens with the numbers and if that makes any impact.

As you said, so much makes no sense, and that is what bothers me. The inconsistency in policies is crazy.
 

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In terms of teachers and schools: The hard part is that a single state-wide plan for schools is not really possible. Every district has its own problems, issues, strengths, weaknesses, etc. A plan that works for a large school district will not always work for a small school district and vice versa. An urban school vs a rural school is another major issue. As a teacher myself, and one who has worked on my districts plan for the fall, I like and want there to be nothing more than a few guidelines from the state and then each district can make its own determination about how best to proceed. Luckily, that is the approach Ohio is taking. The state released its guidelines last week and the only true regulation was that all staff must wear masks. Everything else is best practices and guidelines so that districts can make decisions. The expectation in Ohio is that all school open in the fall, but that might mean some schools go back to a regular schedule, while other districts do blended learning.

My district has 3 plans we can put into place depending on the situation when school starts or if we need to alter that as the year goes on. Plan A is to go back normal with a series of changes in how the day itself will work in terms of lunch, time between classes, etc. However, all students will be back. With that plan though, there is the option for parents to have their child do all online if they feel returning to school is unsafe.
Plan B is blended, Student group A will come Monday and Thursday and group B on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday will be everyone online while the building is deep cleaned. When students are not at school they will have online work to complete.
Finally Plan C is back to all online. This is the option of last resort and would only happen if our county or school was to have a massive outbreak, or if the governor made the decision for us.

Right now, we are operating under the idea that Plan A will happen, but things could of course change. But again, I think the key is that individual districts have control.
Sounds like a good way to approach things. Our Governor is a one-size-fits all person and that just isn't working for Florida.

That said I've only taught adults and I left the college in 2016. Some of my former colleagues said there have been more retirements this year than any other in history, due to CV. Most of those who have full pensions are leaving, making room for new hires at lower costs for the college.
 

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Florida saw another major spike in CV cases Friday with health officials reporting another 11,000-plus cases in the state.

The 11,433 new cases mark the second highest single-day total of cases during the pandemic. There have now been a total of 244,151 cases in Florida.
 
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That’s our third highest day so far.

ICU admissions up again today.

Seeing more studies suggesting long term brain and organ damage. Even in asymptomatic cases. That’s what scares me more than anything. It’s just to early to know what the long term side effects are going to be.
 
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That’s our third highest day so far.

ICU admissions up again today.

Seeing more studies suggesting long term brain and organ damage. Even in asymptomatic cases. That’s what scares me more than anything. It’s just to early to know what the long term side effects are going to be.
Very scary!
My friend from GA (same age as me 46) with no underlying medical issues caught it mid- March. Typical flu like symptoms but the respiratory and exhaustion was awful. At the 6 week mark she was hospitalized for 3 days to drain fluid from her abdomen and she was having issues breathing. She now is having issues with her liver....her liver enzymes are high and she is seeing a hepatologist for further testing and they strongly believe it to be related to covid as she never has had issues before.
 

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Ohio update:
62,856 cases, increase of 1,525
3,032 deaths, increase of 24
Hospitalizations are still above the average today.

The 1,525 new cases is a new record for Ohio.
 
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I bet the teachers are going to love moving these around while trying to go from student to student.
 
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We hit 1,000 new cases yesterday. I know a lot of state are worse than Arkansas, but this is the first time we have hit that. Just two weeks ago, we were shocked at seeing 300 new cases.

This is getting out of hand....rather quickly.

Where do y'all stand on masks?
 

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We hit 1,000 new cases yesterday. I know a lot of state are worse than Arkansas, but this is the first time we have hit that. Just two weeks ago, we were shocked at seeing 300 new cases.

This is getting out of hand....rather quickly.

Where do y'all stand on masks?
I wear one anytime I go anywhere. Then I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the trunk of the car that I use after I come out of stores and before unlocking the doors and getting in.
 
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From yesterday-

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Indianapolis and Lake county are really picking up steam again.
 

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Florida set a new record over the weekend. One day we had over 15,000 new cases. I wear a mask whenever I’m going to be in a public place.
 

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With the cases rising here, Washington township schools on the north side of Indy voted this morning to change plans and forego opening schools and start the semester with virtual classes.

I had to go to 4 stores to find marshmallows this morning. Dollar general, dollar tree, and Aldi were all out of them. Walmart had a decent amount.
 
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Ohio update:
66,853 cases, increase of 1,261
3,064 deaths, increase of 6
Hospitalizations and ICU admissions are right about the 21 day average.

Over the weekend 1,358 new cases on Saturday and 1,378 cases on Sunday
 
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