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Old 09-21-2020, 07:01 AM   #1
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The cases in Alton have more that doubled the last 9 days There were 8 total cases for the longest time and has jumped to 17 since last Saturday. Anyone know if this is an isolated area or location (school, specific business, sport field etc) or is this being passed around town ?
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:44 AM   #2
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The cases in Alton have more that doubled the last 9 days There were 8 total cases for the longest time and has jumped to 17 since last Saturday. Anyone know if this is an isolated area or location (school, specific business, sport field etc) or is this being passed around town ?
But I have no info on why.

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Old 10-10-2020, 03:31 PM   #3
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I think I did hear on WMUR that Alton school had cases.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:04 PM   #4
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But I have no info on why.

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Old 10-13-2020, 10:47 AM   #5
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More testing is an indecorous assumption.

The cases in all of New Hampshire have spiked.

We are now into the middle of October. Schools have been open for awhile now - the ones that actually opened. Some opened schools have had to close because of a spike in cases.

The cases in New Hampshire have spiked.
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More testing is an indecorous assumption.

The cases in all of New Hampshire have spiked.

We are now into the middle of October. Schools have been open for awhile now - the ones that actually opened. Some opened schools have had to close because of a spike in cases.

The cases in New Hampshire have spiked.
I think more MA schools will be going remote in the upcoming weeks as more areas go red. Best I know, though, is that none have had any cases of in-school transmission.

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Interlakes School District is going remote starting Monday.

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Interlakes School District is going remote starting Monday.

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Did they have positives from faculty or students?


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I didn't see anything more than that there was a case in a middle school.

As best I know, there are no cases of in-school transmission in New England but there are many from out-of-school contact through sports and activities, parties and gatherings, etc.

Having been in-person for a month now, I'm confident that if schools are affected negatively it will be because of what's happening outside the buildings not inside (assuming the school is doing the right thing).

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I didn't see anything more than that there was a case in a middle school.

As best I know, there are no cases of in-school transmission in New England but there are many from out-of-school contact through sports and activities, parties and gatherings, etc.

Having been in-person for a month now, I'm confident that if schools are affected negatively it will be because of what's happening outside the buildings not inside (assuming the school is doing the right thing).

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Thanks for the information. I agree most schools are doing an excellent and that it’s outside the school were issues can arise. I’m really not a fan of the remote learning many kids I know have trouble with it as does my son. Thank god his school is all in person.


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Thanks for the information. I agree most schools are doing an excellent and that it’s outside the school were issues can arise. I’m really not a fan of the remote learning many kids I know have trouble with it as does my son. Thank god his school is all in person.


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Yup—neither remote nor hybrid are good options, but it's a numbers game. I routinely have classes of 30+, but with 6' distancing guidelines, my classroom can only hold 12. As a result, admin couldn't even just cut my classes in half for hybrid, they had to spread out students to classes they didn't choose to get my total to 24 so they could split into two cohorts of 12. Add ventilation and cleaning/maintenance requirements, and it became incredibly difficult for a lot of schools.

Essentially, this process has been exponentially more difficult because of decades of issues with education funding.

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Yup—neither remote nor hybrid are good options, but it's a numbers game. I routinely have classes of 30+, but with 6' distancing guidelines, my classroom can only hold 12. As a result, admin couldn't even just cut my classes in half for hybrid, they had to spread out students to classes they didn't choose to get my total to 24 so they could split into two cohorts of 12. Add ventilation and cleaning/maintenance requirements, and it became incredibly difficult for a lot of schools.

Essentially, this process has been exponentially more difficult because of decades of issues with education funding.

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I really appreciate and feel terrible for the teachers like you. I have many friends that teach in New York and they all agree the children’s education are really suffering this school year.

It’s very difficult to teach certain subjects remotely and for many kids there are too many distractions at home to concentrate then add the social aspect. Ugh

Thank you for what you do for our kids!!


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I really appreciate and feel terrible for the teachers like you. I have many friends that teach in New York and they all agree the children’s education are really suffering this school year.

It’s very difficult to teach certain subjects remotely and for many kids there are too many distractions at home to concentrate then add the social aspect. Ugh

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Thanks, friend.

The real losers this year are those from lower-income families because they're stuck in an impossible system: many are unable to work from home and can't afford daycare, so they're getting hammered. Add that, statistically, they live in areas with higher transmission rates, and that remote access and access to technology will be more difficult, and students from places like Lowell, Lawrence, Boston, Chelsea, Everett, etc. (I don't know enough of current NH towns to discuss, but I would guess Laconia, Manchester, etc.) are infinitely more disadvantaged than from higher-income areas.

we'll start to see a more cohesive strategy to keep the numbers down and better treatments/a vaccine sooner than later.

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Thanks, friend.

The real losers this year are those from lower-income families because they're stuck in an impossible system: many are unable to work from home and can't afford daycare, so they're getting hammered. Add that, statistically, they live in areas with higher transmission rates, and that remote access and access to technology will be more difficult, and students from places like Lowell, Lawrence, Boston, Chelsea, Everett, etc. (I don't know enough of current NH towns to discuss, but I would guess Laconia, Manchester, etc.) are infinitely more disadvantaged than from higher-income areas.

we'll start to see a more cohesive strategy to keep the numbers down and better treatments/a vaccine sooner than later.

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While the major cities in NH may have problems with families that can't work from home, a good portion of NH has a different set of problems. Internet access. I have been on Zoom meetings with an organization to which I belong, and with about a dozen or so attendees, 2 of them have to do the dial-in feature because they have no internet (1) or their internet is so slow Zoom freezes constantly (1).
Many areas in the North Country and also Upper Valley have limited or no internet access. A whole new set of problems.

Here's to getting kids safely back in the classrooms.

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While the major cities in NH may have problems with families that can't work from home, a good portion of NH has a different set of problems. Internet access. I have been on Zoom meetings with an organization to which I belong, and with about a dozen or so attendees, 2 of them have to do the dial-in feature because they have no internet (1) or their internet is so slow Zoom freezes constantly (1).
Many areas in the North Country and also Upper Valley have limited or no internet access. A whole new set of problems.

Here's to getting kids safely back in the classrooms.

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I was going to add rural areas to that but, honestly, I figured that between cable and fiber optic, NH probably had that figured out (as opposed to Appalachia and similarly disconnected locales). Thanks for sharing—there certainly are a lot of challenges.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:37 PM   #16
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With the local electric utility, the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, going forward with providing internet service along with their electric power, seems like a big improvement for this NH-State.

New Hampshire internet service ...... you may now take one giant NHEC step forward! ....
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They were remote Friday, too.

Yes, there are affluent, rural communities with sketchy internet that will not support solid remote learning.

Moultonborough area is an example.
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While the major cities in NH may have problems with families that can't work from home, a good portion of NH has a different set of problems. Internet access. I have been on Zoom meetings with an organization to which I belong, and with about a dozen or so attendees, 2 of them have to do the dial-in feature because they have no internet (1) or their internet is so slow Zoom freezes constantly (1).
Many areas in the North Country and also Upper Valley have limited or no internet access. A whole new set of problems.

Here's to getting kids safely back in the classrooms.

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Part of the problem there is Zoom itself. It is a terrible solution. However it is inexpensive so as usual the people that make technology decisions base them solely on price tag and end up paying a whole lot for something that is pretty much useless or barely usable irrespective of internet access quality. Somehow that makes sense! I'll never get that way of thinking, but then again these are probably the same people that shop at Wal-Mart so they don't know any better.

Like anything get what you pay for.
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Part of the problem there is Zoom itself. It is a terrible solution.
The courts here on the left coast now use Zoom for almost all court hearings and it works very well indeed.

Those who do not have internet or who choose not to use it can call in on their phones and participate orally.
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