The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world in so many different ways. From restaurants shutting down to entire sports leagues getting cancelled, it’s safe to say that life has been flipped upside down in 2020.
With a number of new cases getting confirmed every day and thousands of lives lost, that has caused many people to live in fear of contracting the coronavirus.
Despite the pandemic, President Donald Trump has insisted that school districts reopen this fall. For teachers, the prospect of returning to a workplace that would seemingly be a breeding ground for the coronavirus has led them to take drastic action.
They are writing their own wills.
According to a report by CNN, teachers have started drafting wills in the event that they come face-to-face with COVID-19 and its potentially fatal effects.
Denise Bradford, works in California’s Saddleback Valley Unified School District, put everything in perfect context:
“How horrible is it that one of the things on the list to do is to have a plan for students and teachers dying?”
And while teachers miss their students, they still have to consider the implications of contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to family members and friends.
Due to these concerns, teachers like Louise are doing their due diligence to prepare for the worst.
The special education teacher is preparing a will and a living will with the help of her attorney, who just so happens to be her neighbor.
The reality of the situation still surprises Louise.
“I would never have thought, when I became a teacher, I would need to get a will in place in order to go back to work.”
Ultimately, teachers are in a tough spot. Kids need to get an education, but the fear of COVID-19 makes going back to school a risky option.
Let’s just hope we find a solution that keeps everyone safe.
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