We were extremely worried. The locals here in Calibama believe every bit of right-wing conspiracy theory bullshit. Even the teachers union couldn't get 50% who wanted remote learning. I could keep the kids at home, but it was really looking like my wife would have to go. Hell, they were unlikely to require masks.
Then the Governor (sorry, my fucking hero right now, I don't give a shit how much everyone locally hates him because he's a commie) decreed that schools cannot be open in any county on the watch list. Our district straddles the border between what I'm pretty sure are the two hardest hit counties. To get off the watch list, there has to be a decline in cases for two weeks straight (and even then I don't think it's automatic). I told her that, as utterly unaccepting of facts and evidence as the counties are, there's no fucking way they're going back this semester.
So we're lucky, but I do feel bad for you guys, and everyone else where idiocy is pushing schools to open. It's disgusting how people went so quickly from praising teachers to hating them more than ever because they're lazy pussies who don't want massive outbreaks.
I read a while back that probably 90% of deaths would be a direct result of Trump's early bullshit. Frankly, as this continues into absurdity, that percentage has to be going up. The entire rest of the world is laughing at us.
*--For behavior unbecoming anyone, perpetrated in real time over an extended--AH, FUCK IT! MORE MALIBU, BITCHES!!