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Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Original post made on Mar 7, 2020

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The university also announced that two students who possibly were exposed to the virus are in self-isolation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:45 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Elaine
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 7, 2020 at 9:07 am

So why are public elementary schools still in session?


Posted by Jo
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 7, 2020 at 9:44 am

Elementary schools are germ farms.


Posted by Voice of Reason
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2020 at 3:10 pm

Stanford has over 40,000 people on campus every day. They also have the infrastructure in place to move from "in-classroom" to "online". There is no reason for elementary schools to jump the gun and start cancelling classes.


Posted by Babysitters
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 7, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Schools are partly babysitters - enabling parents to do other things. But schools should actually have contingency plans. Are they bring paid to have NO CONTINGENCY PLAN? Afraid so. Money with no strings attached.


Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2020 at 4:57 pm

@Babysitters: give the district-slamming a rest. If you were on the school email distributions you’d know that there’s a bunch of stuff going into action already. Trips and events getting canceled, and contingency planning galore.


Posted by Overreaction
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 7, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Don't we think this might be a little over reaction on Stanford's administration. It seems that they are making a decision to do something just to do something because no one can control this. You can either spend money on cleaning and staff to do more cleaning than normal or just send everyone away. I am not sure having students self contained in their dorms or fraternity houses is the smartest idea either.

But I get it. You have to act like you are doing something "out an of an abundance of caution."

Catch phase of the month.


Posted by poor poor Cuesta
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:09 am

> Catch phase of the month.

Professionals with all the information make a public decision which offends an anonymous poster.

Someone feels personally aggrieved. Imagine our sympathies for you....


Posted by Babysitters
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The Voice should next report on the plans, if any, in the school districts to head off spread of the virus across the city.


Posted by Voice of Reason
a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Why is it the schools responsibility to "head off spread of the virus across the city"? The virus is being spread by adults, not children.


Posted by poor poor Cuesta
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm

> Why is it the schools responsibility

It's all of our responsibility.


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