Every day hundreds of student helpers, teachers, and paraprofessional cycle in and out of special education classes across Utah.
One Alpine School District teacher said this could eventually lead to a super-spreader event.
The teacher, who asked not to be identified out of fear that she would face consequences from the school district, said her special needs classroom, and others like it across the state, are COVID19 time bombs waiting to explode. She said teachers and peer tutors are constantly lifting, cleaning, and assisting her special needs students – kids who have compromised immune systems and won’t always wear their masks.
She said student-volunteers are at risk of giving or getting COVID-19, then spreading it into the larger community.
The teacher added that as many as 25 to 30 students cycle into her classroom every day, then return to class, then home, then to the larger community.
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