Teachers all over are being told that we have to teach the kids face to face when school restarts in two weeks. OK. I’m cool with that. However, I do have some questions:
1 What happens if I test positive? Am I required to stay home for two weeks? If so, is it without pay? Or is it considered an on the job injury, and would I be eligible for workers’ comp?
2 Same with medical expenses. Who pays? Me? My health insurance, or workers’ comp?
3 Since masks are not required of students, what happens if a kid comes in sick? Can I refuse to allow him in my classroom until he tests negative?
4 Considering the answers to 1,2, and 3: Then does that mean I can continue to come in as well, rather than have to burn my own sick leave?
5 If I test positive, a contact tracer will ask me a bunch of invasive questions about where I go, who I talk to, and other personal details. Am I required to answer? What happens if I don’t?
I am sure there are many more, and these are questions that no one yet seems to have answers for.