Letters to the Editor: F.C. Schools Not Considering Covid-19 Effects on Families

Letters to the Editor: July 9 – 15, 2020

F.C. Schools Not Considering Covid-19 Effects on Families


As an immune compromised parent of a student in FCCPS, I am not satisfied that FCCPS is fully considering the needs of students who may be vulnerable to poor Covid-19 outcomes and families who have vulnerable members, including those who are elderly or immune compromised.

It was disappointing to find before the close of the survey sent last month by FCCPS, results are published and conclusions drawn. How can this survey offer valid results when this is the case?

I urge FCCPS to base decisions on science, create multiple plans for differing scenarios, and allow a vibrant discussion that includes considering the real danger of asymptomatic spread among vulnerable people active in FCCPS.

Judy Moore

Falls Church

Virginia Needs To Tread Carefully During Reopening


As circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic continue to change, state officials have begun to gradually lift restrictions on businesses, travel, and, in general, social activity.

However, in some states this reopening process seems to have backfired, as several states have begun reimposing previously lifted restrictions due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

That being said, Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, recently announced that Virginia was transitioning into Phase 3 of the reopening process on Wednesday, July, 1.

While I commend the Governor’s commitment to establishing a state of normalcy for the citizens of Virginia, I think that this transitioning of phases is a bit premature, and should be handled with extreme precaution.

The last thing this country needs is another state backtracking its progress in terms of containing the coronavirus.

Alexis O’Brien

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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