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When I told my husband that Outschool suggests we use Zoom for our classes, he suggested going another route such as Moodle (Moodle: Online Learning with the World's Most Popular LMS) because using Zoom can reveal the address (he said it in a more technical way than this, he is an IT expert) of your home's entire computer network. Using Zoom can risk more that just the meetings being hacked.

After all of this plays out, I think more families may continue to homeschool (I think of taking public school classes online as a form of homeschooling because the parent plays a much larger role in creating the proper environment for learning). Some of the teachers who have been forced to begin teaching online may stay online. Education is one of the many areas in our society that will be changed because of Covid-19.
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This isn't about me, but about my husband. He continues to work with the public, and because of the recent news stating everyone should now be wearing masks, he had to buy masks and could only find one of the last available packages of TEN for $158 on eBay. Other packages were over $200 and up to $300 on eBay! Unbelievable that people will increase the cost for a profit right now for a much needed public item!!! We looked everywhere online, and every single store had none in stock. It was scary.... so his masks will arrive Monday, but not soon enough. He has to work today and Friday with the public and I am worried sick!
We are nearly all working with the public without masks here. Even doctors and nurses do not always have masks of the right grade!

At first we were told masks made no difference as it is not airborne, rather transmitted in droplets. Now it seems we should all have them if we work with the public.

People are still coming into our store and coughing without covering their mouths with tissues or elbow. We are in close proximity as store workers!!
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I'm working from home for at least another month. I know I'm lucky to still have a job and get paid, but it is lonely.
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People are still coming into our store and coughing without covering their mouths with tissues or elbow. We are in close proximity as store workers!!
In the US, in many places, testing is being priorited to symptomatic health care workers, first responders and those who are high risk (elderly, etc.); however, I am hoping that we can also begin testing more people who work with the public and provide them with masks when needed. Whenever I go to the store, I tell everyone I see, "Thank you for coming to work." Please take care of yourself, I think if we stay positive and take care of ourselves in every way--it boosts our immunity. I do understand all your concerns though and that you are trying to shield your family including your husband who is at higher risk.

We have a family member who works in retail, take a shower the moment they get home. Though I know if they contract it, the showers won't help. I pray everyday for those who have the virus and their families. I keep in mind that many who contract it recover. Before the virus hit, I began focussing on my relationship with the creator and accept whatever happens to me and my family though it is important to be responsible by taking measures not to spread the virus. You are in my prayers, Discombobulated.

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This isn't about me, but about my husband. He continues to work with the public, and because of the recent news stating everyone should now be wearing masks, he had to buy masks and could only find one of the last available packages of TEN for $158 on eBay. Other packages were over $200 and up to $300 on eBay! Unbelievable that people will increase the cost for a profit right now for a much needed public item!!! We looked everywhere online, and every single store had none in stock. It was scary.... so his masks will arrive Monday, but not soon enough. He has to work today and Friday with the public and I am worried sick!
Check on nextdoor app or website for your area and see if anyone is sewing and donating or selling masks in your area.

The only reason my husband and the rest of nursing staff now has masks is because my coworker’s mother sewed and donated a 100. She is sending 30 more today because not everyone got one. And now hospital patients are freaking out and many want to wear masks too but hospital doesn’t have them

Hospitals don’t even give them to staff. They don’t have them.

Oh i wanted to send her some fabric for masks and couldn’t find any. Stores are closed here and there is nothing online. I found some on amazon that will be available in two weeks. So you cant even make masks if you wanted to!
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We are nearly all working with the public without masks here. Even doctors and nurses do not always have masks of the right grade!

At first we were told masks made no difference as it is not airborne, rather transmitted in droplets. Now it seems we should all have them if we work with the public.

People are still coming into our store and coughing without covering their mouths with tissues or elbow. We are in close proximity as store workers!!
I'm so sorry.. that must be most stressful for you. I can only imagine.

And that is SO rude of people to continue doing in a time like this! WHY on earth are they NOT covering their mouths? Don't they have any sense of decency?????
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Check on nextdoor app or website for your area and see if anyone is sewing and donating or selling masks in your area.

The only reason my husband and the rest of nursing staff now has masks is because my coworker’s mother sewed and donated a 100. She is sending 30 more today because not everyone got one. And now hospital patients are freaking out and many want to wear masks too but hospital doesn’t have them

Hospitals don’t even give them to staff. They don’t have them.

Oh i wanted to send her some fabric for masks and couldn’t find any. Stores are closed here and there is nothing online. I found some on amazon that will be available in two weeks. So you cant even make masks if you wanted to!
My mother is actually making masks at her home and offered them to us. My father works in nursing homes and offered to get us a couple from there, though I said ONLY IF they can spare 1-2. I definitely don't want to take away from anyone in a facility working or living there who really needs it, you know?

We bought a package of 10. He thinks he can use one for an entire week before it must be retired, though I have no idea how long they truly last.

It's a scramble now for everyone to find masks. First they said we don't need them, then they said we do. Go figure.

When I go into stores, I see the cashiers wearing masks now.
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I'm sticking to phone contact. I the lack of nonverbal info, but am not willing to risk a possible breach of confidentiality.
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I'm sticking to phone contact. I the lack of nonverbal info, but am not willing to risk a possible breach of confidentiality.
Google hangouts and google meets supposed to be safe. But old fashioned phone works just fine
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I had a bit of a meltdown this morning. The area where "my" kids (clients) is so poor every kid in the county qualifies for free breakfast and lunch. The school district made pick up of both available to families. Show up at the school during a certain widow of time and they give the kid lunch for that day and breakfast. For some of my kids the meals at school are all they get to eat. I was told this morning that one really poor sibling set I work with was not picking up food. I was so upset, mad at the adults in the house that I just started to bawl. Happily, I found out later that they are picking up meals at a different school. Yeah, my babies are eating!👍
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