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So, what if your kid is in a 6 person Montessori class with no interaction outside of their “pod”, serious disinfection and prevention practices and all the other parents are super socially conscious and aware. 2 teachers per classroom and no infections during summer school on campus. Yay or nay?

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Yay. What are we going to do? Harm reduction is the name of the game. We’re doing our best.

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Amen to that sister!

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This is what we’re doing, because the alternative (keeping a two year old at home full time with two remote working parents) is not tenable. If you’re looking for permission, consider it granted!

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That sounds like as good as you can possibly get, if the rate and numbers in your community is low.

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We’ve been doing that since first week of June and it’s been fine- no infections so far

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I think it’s a personal decision you have to weigh. It sounds like a lower risk, but there is some risk inherent in it. Doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong either way. Personally I’m not comfortable sending my kiddo out in a group setting right now, but he’s also a toddler and I’m really risk-adverse.

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My 2yo has been doing this for about a month now and honestly it’s so great. It’s definitely riskier but I was losing my mind (and eventually it would have been my business as well) and our area is doing well on cases for the moment.

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I would. We’re sending my kiddo (4 months) and despite the fact that he sticks literally everything in his mouth, so far so good.

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What state? That matters

In counties with 8 cases a day, I’d send them. In counties with 20 I’d not.

Personally I wouldn’t feel comfortable, I’ve found that people’s definition of ‘socially conscious’ can be very different.

I would do that, but I’m Canadian and our caseload is much lower than the US. I’m keeping my kids home instead of sending them back to crowded public school.

Sounds ideal honestly.

Perfect set up in my opinion, as long as your local infection rates are low

Mental health is important to consider along with physical health. That sounds pretty reasonable and if it works for your family, it doesn’t really matter if anyone else agrees it hypothetically works for theirs. There are no perfect scenarios here - you just have to go with your gut.

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