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(9,045 posts)
Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:49 PM Aug 2021

My school's idea of Covid safety is non-existant.

So I up and decided I wanted to get a master's. Boredom, working full time from home, thinking about a change of career. That sort of thing. Before tossing down some bucks at the majority university down the road, I'm spending a semester or two knocking down some other courses first at the local comm. college that has a transfer program.

First off, it's in person. Really not what I wanted. No, there wasn't an option for the classes I need online.

Guess what's not in person? The entire administration.

Library? Closed. Well, the doors are open, but there's no one working there. Cafeteria? Closed. Counseling? Closed. Financial aid office? Closed. Anyone who is not actively teaching? Poof. Gone.

You know who is there? 26 students and a teacher crammed into a windowless room without ventilation. Social distance isn't even possible.

Do we need proof of vaccination? Nope! We do have this neat little phone app where we answer symptom questions once a day and get a little green pass on the screen. Only one of my teachers is even checking for the thing.

So let me get this totally clear. Covid and the surge with Delta is so uncertain that the administration doesn't have to take risks. Doesn't have to be on campus. Doesn't have to interact with anyone in person. But cramming the students into rooms haphazardly is totally fine? Oh, and they take strict, mandatory attendance.

What kind of Marie Antoinette bullshit is this?

My partner has a heart condition. I am not ok with this. On Monday morning, there will be phone calls.

This is in California to boot. We're supposed to be one of the sane states.

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My school's idea of Covid safety is non-existant. (Original Post) Sympthsical Aug 2021 OP
Sorry To Hear That ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #1
Take courses elsewhere! SheltieLover Aug 2021 #2


(64,919 posts)
1. Sorry To Hear That
Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:58 PM
Aug 2021

As you may remember, I sub 6-12 since I retired. All 14 districts have very strict rules, and a few are saying if unvaxxed, one case and they're home learning for the rest of the term.
Not official, but now I've heard 3 districts are at 100% vaxxed for everyone working there.
The situation at that community college of yours, seems awfully sloppy


(57,073 posts)
2. Take courses elsewhere!
Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:06 PM
Aug 2021

Good for you committing to taking on a new degree!

Many schools yave all online degrees now. I would think tuition would be same at different comm college in your state.
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