Teachers Are Writing Wills and Frustrated with Possible School Openings During COVID-19

July 16, 2020

Coronavirus cases continue to rise, causing work closures, cancelled events and constant worry among US citizens. Although it is only the middle of July, Summer will eventually come to an end and school will be starting back up. Teachers across the country are beginning to prepare or update their wills and estates in anticipation for returning to the classroom, despite the risks of COVID-19. Many teachers are frustrated with the government due to their lack of support for teachers and their assumption that returning to in-person education is a safe and necessary idea. Because of the dangers of the Coronavirus, teachers are worried about contracting the virus while teaching in-person, especially for those with underlying health conditions. Teachers across the country are protesting for their government officials to redesign the reopening plan and urging virtual instruction to be mandated until COVID-19 is under control.

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