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Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics - Shared screen with speaker view
Susan (Host)
22:13
Revised guidance on quarantine: https://www.mass.gov/guidance/information-and-guidance-for-persons-in-quarantine-due-to-covid-19
Susan (Host)
39:17
Way to go, Nira!
Susan (Host)
42:24
As our weekly reminder, if you’re a PSB employee, and you’re in the Attendee group, and you want to join the discussion as a full panelist, please just let us know and we would be very happy to switch you over. Thanks! Susan
Susan (Host)
43:34
Also as my weekly reminder — Chats are public records and are posted along with the video of Panel 4 meetings online.
Benjamin Sommers
45:34
if you can put Q’s in the Q&A it’s easier for us to answer, especially if we don’t get to it right away. I mentioned the PSB numbers we are aware of - 5 cases this week and roughly 10 per 100,000 daily in PSB - but for confidentiality reasons we are not being notified whether these are teacher/staff or student cases
Susan (Host)
47:51
Hi @Cindy, I am sorry, I don’t know (“Hi Susan- Question: Are there any restrictions on staff regarding the self-disclosure of a positive diagnosis?”). If you need me to ask I can, just let me know what specifically you’re looking for.
Lakshman Swamy
01:20:52
absolutely- it is something we think about all the time-- the risk to anyone, especially someone in our community, is taken very seriously. hope your family member is well & gets care through all of this- a critical time for them
Lakshman Swamy
01:24:42
My question for the teachers is how that distanced teaching compares to zoom/asynchronous- if anyone can join & comment that'd be great
Benjamin Sommers
01:27:32
Thanks Matt - we are really appreciate of all you’re doing and your willingness to join our meetings
Lakshman Swamy
01:27:58
Thanks Katt. Teaching at 6 feet away with a face shield and mask is certainly not optimal. I'm operating on the belief that it is still often better education than zoom/asynchronous for a variety of reasons. That may not be true in all cases, but that is the benefit we are weighing against the risk, which we are reducing as much as possible. I would not accept a high risk for _any_ quality of education.
Katt McGraw
01:37:06
I am a math specialist and have many hundred students each week
Lakshman Swamy
01:37:22
eye protection is standard protection for many of us now. the evidence does exist to support it at least as an association
Lakshman Swamy
01:38:23
increasing ventilation standards, on the other hand, will have diminishing returns
Katt McGraw
01:41:01
I see three grades, all classes, 4-7 cohorts per day. I am in classrooms close to students to see and hear their thinking
Katt McGraw
01:41:49
I broke my caseload into two cycles so that I see 200 one cycle and 200 in the next cycle
Lakshman Swamy
01:48:56
https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2621 our documents
Lakshman Swamy
01:49:24
ventilation: https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/cms/lib/MA01907509/Centricity/Domain/62/PSB%20Advisory%20Panel%204%20-%20Statement%20on%20Indoor%20Environment_Final_8.21.20.pdf
Lakshman Swamy
01:50:01
Be right bak sorry
Nira Pollock
02:11:22
Yes, well said, Dave. Have to go to another meeting, apologies.
mark hoffman
02:11:57
i have a bobblehead you can borrow if matt is too busy to provide operational feedback ;)