Mandy

Covid-History Item Type Metadata

Age

42

Date

09/14/2020

Location

Halfmoon, New York

How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?

I am an Elementary Classroom Aide at a Local Public School District. Today was our First Day of School for 2020-2021. Students must wear face masks while riding the bus and while at school. Classes are no more than eighteen students. Student desks are six feet apart. There is tape on the floor where the desks should go. Students remain with the same group all day. This is called a cohort. Students are taught English Language Arts / Spelling / Writing ; Math ; Science and Social Studies. Students use traditional paper and pencils, as well as, I-Pads and Chromebooks. There is no physical education; music ; art ; library ; or computer classes. Lunch is eaten in the classroom. Students buying a hot lunch or milk have it delivered in to-do boxes to their classrooms. There is no talking or socializing. Only eating and drinking. Students must throw their garbage out in large wheeled garbage cans brought from the cafeteria each day, then, clean their desk with a cleaning wipe. Outside recess is twenty minutes. Students must wear face masks and classes must remain within a pre-drawn box in an open field. No equipment maybe used. All teachers and staff must wear face masks. Some wear disposable gloves and face shields as well. Some teachers wear microphones to be heard better. All classrooms have hand soap, touch-free paper towel dispensers, hand sanitizer, tissues, and two types of cleansing wipes - one for either children and adults to use - one just for adults to use. There is no sharing of supplies or books. Everyone has their own items. Items that need to be moved to someone else must sit for three full days first. Hand washing is taught. Social distancing is maintained. Cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing is continuous. Health is screened. Temperatures are taken. Everything is different!

Dublin Core

Title

Mandy

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Publisher

Southern Adirondack Library System

Contributor

Southern Adirondack Library System

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Language

English

Type

Covid History

Identifier

12001248054

Coverage

Coronavirus Pandemic

Citation

“Mandy,” Leaving Our Fingerprints on History, accessed January 21, 2022, https://fingerprints.sals.edu/omeka/items/show/234.

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