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Post by A_B » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:04 pm

Kentucky offered some guidance earlier this week. I just don't see how it's going to be possible. Three of the five largest high schools in the state are in Lexington and there's just going to be basically no way to distance at those places (my youngest is not at one of them but still has over 1,800 students. Niece and nephew will be at the largest). They are to require masks and temperature checks, but it just seems like it will be too dificult.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Kentucky offered some guidance earlier this week. I just don't see how it's going to be possible. Three of the five largest high schools in the state are in Lexington and there's just going to be basically no way to distance at those places (my youngest is not at one of them but still has over 1,800 students. Niece and nephew will be at the largest). They are to require masks and temperature checks, but it just seems like it will be too dificult.
I think they'd need to do like FEMA does and bring in a shitload of trailers so everyone can take up the room needed for social distancing.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:13 pm

Gwinnett is the biggest and generally considered the best run school system around here. Going to give parents a choice. Brilliant actually. Sans mask.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsbtv. ... utType=amp

Parents will receive an email on June 29 allowing them to make the selection for their child. Every parent must make a decision by July 10 or their student will automatically be assigned in-person instruction.

The district said students will attend school based on the option chosen through December and then they will reevaluate. They also said a change may be made in the first nine weeks of school “if it is needed to better serve the student.”

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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Kentucky offered some guidance earlier this week. I just don't see how it's going to be possible. Three of the five largest high schools in the state are in Lexington and there's just going to be basically no way to distance at those places (my youngest is not at one of them but still has over 1,800 students. Niece and nephew will be at the largest). They are to require masks and temperature checks, but it just seems like it will be too dificult.
I think they'd need to do like FEMA does and bring in a shitload of trailers so everyone can take up the room needed for social distancing.
Can FEMA throw in some buses?
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by mister d » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:26 pm

What if someone opts for in-person and changes their mind later? Are you going to not teach a kid or punish a parent for making a health decision in a possibly very different environment 6 weeks ago?

Even thinking hypothetically about that gives me anxiety.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by degenerasian » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:35 pm

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Gwinnett is the biggest and generally considered the best run school system around here. Going to give parents a choice. Brilliant actually. Sans mask.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsbtv. ... utType=amp

Parents will receive an email on June 29 allowing them to make the selection for their child. Every parent must make a decision by July 10 or their student will automatically be assigned in-person instruction.

The district said students will attend school based on the option chosen through December and then they will reevaluate. They also said a change may be made in the first nine weeks of school “if it is needed to better serve the student.”
What if parents don't have email, have the wrong email (bouncebacks), don't read their email or email goes to spam? I hope the school tracks 'opened emails'.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

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Ryan wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
A_B wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Kentucky offered some guidance earlier this week. I just don't see how it's going to be possible. Three of the five largest high schools in the state are in Lexington and there's just going to be basically no way to distance at those places (my youngest is not at one of them but still has over 1,800 students. Niece and nephew will be at the largest). They are to require masks and temperature checks, but it just seems like it will be too dificult.
I think they'd need to do like FEMA does and bring in a shitload of trailers so everyone can take up the room needed for social distancing.
Can FEMA throw in some buses?
or brownies?
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

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govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Ryan wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
A_B wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Kentucky offered some guidance earlier this week. I just don't see how it's going to be possible. Three of the five largest high schools in the state are in Lexington and there's just going to be basically no way to distance at those places (my youngest is not at one of them but still has over 1,800 students. Niece and nephew will be at the largest). They are to require masks and temperature checks, but it just seems like it will be too dificult.
I think they'd need to do like FEMA does and bring in a shitload of trailers so everyone can take up the room needed for social distancing.
Can FEMA throw in some buses?
or brownies?
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

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Our son's kindergarten teacher is great...

There were parents concerned about not getting report cards about how their kids are doing...

THEY'RE FUCKING KINDERGARTENERS WHO ARE SPENDING ABOUT TEN WEEKS LEARNING AT HOME. ANY FUCKING SHORTCOMING THEY HAVE WILL PROBABLY BE WIPED OUT IN THE FIRST SIX WEEKS WHEN THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL. THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THEIR CHANCES OF GETTING INTO A GOOD COLLEGE IN A DOZEN GODDAMN YEARS.

But, fuck off to all of them and let her teach. She's gotta deal with all the changes of this pandemic, handling her job in an almost entirely different way, and now all of you assholes. Fuck off, you self-important assholes and treat her with some sympathy, not as your fucking servant.
Report cards landed today. For both the third and fourth grading periods, due to distance learning, every single evaluation on both report cards was "NA" for "not assessed". Probably a whole lot of anxious parents in our little asshole suburb tonight. Ah, who am I kidding, they've probably been freaked out since Wednesday, when they became available online.
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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:24 pm

People are fucking insane about grades. Insane.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:38 am

Children have been dropped off at camp. It was a little messy due to how practicality messes with plans when they get tried out for real.

While I wanted to help, it was different to have some "regular life" anxiety watching our son have to deal with not knowing what to do (they were trying to adjust on the fly to get kids in and get settled, but the cluster of staff at the entrance was making things a little confusing).
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:58 am

HaulCitgo wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Gwinnett is the biggest and generally considered the best run school system around here. Going to give parents a choice. Brilliant actually. Sans mask.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsbtv. ... utType=amp

Parents will receive an email on June 29 allowing them to make the selection for their child. Every parent must make a decision by July 10 or their student will automatically be assigned in-person instruction.

The district said students will attend school based on the option chosen through December and then they will reevaluate. They also said a change may be made in the first nine weeks of school “if it is needed to better serve the student.”
My sister just forwarded me an almost identical policy from Cobb County Schools.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:03 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:58 am
HaulCitgo wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Gwinnett is the biggest and generally considered the best run school system around here. Going to give parents a choice. Brilliant actually. Sans mask.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsbtv. ... utType=amp

Parents will receive an email on June 29 allowing them to make the selection for their child. Every parent must make a decision by July 10 or their student will automatically be assigned in-person instruction.

The district said students will attend school based on the option chosen through December and then they will reevaluate. They also said a change may be made in the first nine weeks of school “if it is needed to better serve the student.”
My sister just forwarded me an almost identical policy from Cobb County Schools.
I thought the addition of the former SunTrust Park meant no more schools in Cobb Co.?
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Post by brian » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Spent the weekend in downtown Las Vegas and I can tell you that there's no way this country isn't fucked 10 ways from Sunday. Mask usage required but I must have seen like at least 100 people (and I'm not exaggerating at all) just wearing them on their mouth (not nose) or even just around their chin for some damn reason.
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Post by brian » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Anyway, I got it out of my system. I'm spending the next two months at home.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by rass » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm

Group of dads from some other team standing around in the parking lot at soccer practice drinking some brews out of the popped trunk of someone’s car. Just about any other time the past 5 summers I would have been jealous.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:03 pm

Uh oh.


Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are in good health. Based on my current symptoms, I recently was tested for COVID-19. My results have not come back yet but two people I've been in direct contact with have tested positive. I just want to make you all aware of this as I was in the office last Wednesday. I was in all rooms only used the printer during my time there.

Please everyone take percussion and stay healthy!

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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:09 pm

What the fuck do I do with this? Clean the place myself?

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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:53 pm

rass wrote:
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Group of dads from some other team standing around in the parking lot at soccer practice drinking some brews out of the popped trunk of someone’s car. Just about any other time the past 5 summers I would have been jealous.
What was their proximity to each other? This basically describes my social life, except replace 'dads' with hipsters and 'parking lot' with creek bank.

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Post by rass » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:28 pm

4 guys in close proximity to the trunk. No doubt less than 6 feet.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:44 pm

On mask usage...a quick question - since viral load during the time when you are most contagious is the issue - I get that wearing a mask over your mouth but not your nose is not ideal, but that's still better than nothing, right? Unless some mofo sneezes in my direction with their nose uncovered, how fucking hard do they have to be breathing through their nose to send enough particles six feet in enough of a load to transmit? I mean, sure, I wish both were covered but I will take mouth being covered over neither...

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Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:40 pm

My guess is that it’s more of a difference to the spreadee rather than the spreader. Also, there’s millions of people not able to or not caring to follow the 6-foot thing so breathing out your nose as someone walks by you in Target is not ideal. Also also,
What may have finally convinced the CDC to change its guidance in favor of masks were rising disease prevalence and a clearer understanding that both pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission are possible – even common. Studies have found that viral load peaks in the days before symptoms begin and that speaking is enough to expel virus-carrying droplets
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:23 pm

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It appears everyone in my wife's family is a fucking moron.

Her sister was at their horse farm in Florida and took her daughter to their friends' place in Miami ("we're only going to their place, it's fine"). Her mom, who also lives in Florida, went to visit her sister and niece.
So, the bulk of her mom's side of the family lives in Connecticut and New York, but they're trying to put together their annual family camping gathering for late August (her sister, her mom, and her aunt and uncle's family, which includes four cousins, two of whom have families). CT, NJ, and NY have put together the "two weeks quarantine if you are coming from one of the states with a high rate of COVID" list and, naturally, Florida is on it.

There is a text thread going on for the planning of the trip and her mom in unsure as to whether or not she is coming up. The info the sister sent out about the campground essentially put the kibosh on the mom because the campground won't allow guests and mom was planning on staying at a hotel (the aunt weighed in with a "have fun, we're not coming" message). Sister also mentioned they have a trip to Florida planned for the week prior to the camping trip, "so we'll still have a week of quarantine, but, you know..."

I think my offer of "make me the bad guy" was the final motivation my wife needed to send "if you go to Florida, we're out". I also told her that if this continued, we would have a discussion about whether we would see anyone she's related to ever again.

This is more rant than anxiety because I'm just tired of the stupid, needless risking of health to see people in three dimensions, but the ability to quote seemed to make this thread its proper home.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:28 pm

It's not the same because family is more important, but my wife is going through this with her friends right now. They're all getting together at each other's places all the time without wearing masks and then are asking why she won't join them.

Fast forward to yesterday when we find out one of them caught COVID (and had been working in the same spa where Tanya works though she's (Tanya) not back from her surgery just yet) for at least a couple of days before testing positive. I guess the husband of one of her friends is a firefighter and wasn't feeling that well but went to the party anyway because it was his day off and he didn't want to stay home.

I mean, how the fuck can you even when this is the world we're living in right now? How did we ever expect to contain it? She's just so pissed off and over it (as am I, though for different reasons) and ready to move and have it be just the two of us, which is basically how we've been living for the last four months anyway.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:49 pm

The majority of my wife's family are right-wingers who live in Missouri. They've been planning a big family reunion for August. My wife (and her sister who lives in San Francisco) have no plans to join them, but have been holding off telling that to their relatives, hoping that it just gets cancelled. The plan worked, as the hardliners finally gave in and postponed/cancelled it today, and my wife didn't have to play bad cop.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:51 pm

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I mean, how the fuck can you even when this is the world we're living in right now? How did we ever expect to contain it? She's just so pissed off and over it (as am I, though for different reasons) and ready to move and have it be just the two of us, which is basically how we've been living for the last four months anyway.
If you had told me before this all started that my wife and were going to be getting along this well after basically 3 1/2 months in the same house with minimal breaks, I would have laughed in your face.

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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by brian » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:07 pm

I'm convinced there's only two kinds of successful couples.

The ones that just agree on everything and are more or less exactly alike in almost every single way and finish each other's sentences. Those couples are usually annoying as shit, but fortunately they're also rare.

The much larger group are the ones who don't agree on much really except on the most important things like who to hate and how to live.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 am

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There is a text thread going on for the planning of the trip and her mom in unsure as to whether or not she is coming up. The info the sister sent out about the campground essentially put the kibosh on the mom because the campground won't allow guests and mom was planning on staying at a hotel (the aunt weighed in with a "have fun, we're not coming" message). Sister also mentioned they have a trip to Florida planned for the week prior to the camping trip, "so we'll still have a week of quarantine, but, you know..."

I think my offer of "make me the bad guy" was the final motivation my wife needed to send "if you go to Florida, we're out". I also told her that if this continued, we would have a discussion about whether we would see anyone she's related to ever again.
One of my wife's cousins echoed our sentiment, so I told my wife I was going to do an org chart for her entire family and color code everyone in green, yellow, and red.
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