Let’s face it, the school year 2020-2021 has been a bust. The pandemic ruined the year.
A year of personalized in-class learning was replaced with video learning. Never have we come to realize just how important in classroom teaching is to our children and the well-being of the Everett Public School System.
The year has essentially gone down the drain.
The disadvantages confronting students and teachers were manifold.
Nothing will be recovered by complaining about the year lost.
A year lost is a year lost. There is no way around minimizing such a loss.
Covid-19 cases, deaths dropping but risk remains high
By JOSH RESNEK
Citing declining numbers of new daily cases and hospitalizations, Governor Charlie Baker has rolled back and loosened restrictions which includes allowing indoor performance venues like theaters and concert halls to run at greater capacities.
Also, capacity limits for restaurants have been marginally relaxed.
The adjusted rules and regulations of operation began Monday.
Indoor performance venues like concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces are allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity, with a limit of 500 people
Indoor, higher-contact recreational activities like laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, and obstacle courses are allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity
Capacity limits across all sectors have been raised to 50 percent, excluding employees
Restaurants do not have a percent capacity limit and are allowed to host musical performances. Measures including 6 feet of social distancing, 6-people-per-table limits, and 90-minute time limits still remain
This pandemic has taken 500, 000 lives and made millions sick.
In one year, the world, our world has changed.
The nation forced to close down for a while. All public schools and universities closed down. Bars and major sporting events with large crowds ceased. Crowds of every kind evaporated. All our great cities became ghost towns with thou- sands of small businesses going out of business overnight. Then came a partial reopening followed by a giant spike in COVID-19 cases across the land and here in Everett.
For a long time, masks weren’t required, science wasn’t paid attention to, and what was bad got worse.