School closings in NJ

Today they have finally decided to close schools due to the COVID-19 virus. I couldn’t be anymore happy.

So my oldest daughter who has Autism goes to a school where the first NJ death from the COVID-19 virus happened in the Bergen County area. After the death was announced a few hours later I got a call from the school district that they will be closing schools till March 20th.

Today I also get an email from my other children’s school they will be closing as well, and are implementing online learning opportunities which I believe is best way to go with while positive cases of the virus is rising on a daily basis.

Lately while picking up my children from school the biggest topic from other parents talking is when will they have our kids stay home to reduce the spread of the virus? I’m sure parents anxiety is skyrocketed since the first positive case was introduced. I know mine has especially having a child who’s autistic.

I took it upon myself as soon as they said a staff member in my daughter’s school was in contact with a person who tested positive with the virus was mentioned, and decided to keep her out of school. Only because it’s hard for her to tell me how she is feeling, and is almost if not impossible to get her to drink medicine to reduce any sickness she gets.

So this decision takes a load of the anxiety and worries of my children getting affected with the virus as well as taking it home with them, and infecting anyone else in our home. Idk if the virus is as serious as they say, but I ain’t taking the chances, and waiting to find out.

My question is do you think the U.S is over reacting about the virus or is it better to be safe than sorry?


9 thoughts on “School closings in NJ

  1. I think it’s smart to have a balance of both. We’re not totally familiar with this disease yet, only the results so far. Until we have a better understanding of the realities of the virus more fully, and hopefully a vaccination/cure, I think it’s best to take strict precautions. But I don’t think the panic needs to be tolerated or encouraged. People wiping out store supplies with no regard for other’s needs shouldn’t be allowed to happen. And stores need to take the lead by limiting the quantities of items such as (but not limited to) hand sanitizer, masks, and toilet paper people are allowed to buy. They do it with sale items, right? And it is within their right (and responsibility, I think) to do this.

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