Classroom is recipe for COVID-19 spread

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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AMEXCAN, NC Latino COVID-19 task force working to stop the spread and educate

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) – The NC Latino task force includes local and state health workers and members of community groups. Its members are looking at how to increase testing, connect people to resources, and prepare for flu season.

“Our testing numbers have been low when we’ve done community outreach,” said Tracey Simmons-Kornegay, Duplin County Health director.

Organizations across the East are joining forces in the fight against COVID-19 especially in the Latinx community.

“Even if we’re not involved, we’re willing to help you guys do whatever you need to do to get testing for the Latinx community,” said Dr. Charlene Green, American Anesthesiology of the Southeast.

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina holds weekly meetings on COVID-19 efforts across the East. Local health officials give updates on case growth and testing, and outreach events.

“We were in Orange County last Friday and it really was an amazing event.

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