Thank you to Mrs. Combs’ 4th Grade Class! We are so proud and happy to see you all back in school! @Thales_Academy has taken careful steps to keep everyone healthy and we are grateful for the countless hours put in to open the academy and get kids back in the classroom! pic.twitter.com/KgtuHLDPt2
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) July 29, 2020
Courtesy of ABC News:
Fourth graders at a school in North Carolina have been asked to quarantine for 14 days after a student there tested positive for COVID-19.
The school, a Thales Academy in Wake Forest, said it was notified on Monday that the student became infected after having contact with an infected family member.
The student was asymptomatic and was last at school on Friday. Teachers who were exposed also will be quarantined.
Thales Academy, a network of private non-sectarian community schools with eight locations in North Carolina, made the news last week after Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited a classroom and applauded the school for reopening.
“We’re here today because to open up America, we’ve got to open up America’s schools and Thales Academy is literally in the forefront,” Pence said.
Pence also said that the administration was going to make sure schools had the resources to open safely.
“We really do believe that it’s in the best interest of our children to be back in the classroom,” the vice president added.
This is a private school so it does not have to adhere to any of those draconian rules like making sure the children survive the school day or helping to protect the community from the spread of a dangerous virus.
I could not help but notice that neither Mike Pence nor Betsy DeVos wore masks because I guess they did not want to set the bad example of taking personal responsibly.