Whether or not cases are spreading within schools is an important factor in their ability to stay open. But teachers are concerned that contact tracing – which could track more cases back to schools – is not being done properly.
“They keep saying that it’s not spreading in the schools, but they are also not presenting us with any of their contact tracing information,” says one teacher. “So we don’t know how it’s spreading.”
Teachers say they are often within six feet of students or other teachers for 15 minutes, but aren’t notified if someone is absent because of a COVID-19 diagnosis.