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2020-08-12 9:16:35 PM  
I have been encouraging this in my state, nobody (Teachers) wants fresh air.
 
2020-08-12 9:36:39 PM  
This great until about mid October.
 
2020-08-12 9:38:09 PM  
That idea will get a cold reception.
 
2020-08-12 9:46:57 PM  
I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?
 
2020-08-12 10:17:09 PM  

vudukungfu: That idea will get a cold reception.


Why you gotta be a wet blanket?
 
2020-08-12 10:17:53 PM  

yanceylebeef: I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?


Can't pass the collection plate if everyone's six feet apart.
 
2020-08-12 10:25:55 PM  

yanceylebeef: I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?


So my neighborhood on the edge of Seattle has an church that does this every Sunday... In a giant parking lot.

Everyone is spaces out with masks on singing and dancing and listening to the pastor.
 
2020-08-12 10:30:42 PM  
Obviously, they'll need a canvas roof to keep the rain off. And canvas walls to keep things from blowing around. And a canvas floor so it doesn't get muddy.

/ Or they could skip the tent, the corona and teach the children remotely. But that would be heresy
 
2020-08-12 10:34:04 PM  

yanceylebeef: I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?


Their problem is that they've said that "holy" things should occur in "holy" places. They might have to admit that Jesus actually said that it did not matter where they gathered, so long as they gathered in his name.
 
2020-08-12 10:36:31 PM  

foo monkey: yanceylebeef: I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?

Can't pass the collection plate if everyone's six feet apart.


Bet me.
 
2020-08-12 10:38:00 PM  
Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"
 
2020-08-12 10:48:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"


Social distancing igloos?

/ because distance learning is heresy
 
2020-08-12 11:07:47 PM  

iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"

Social distancing igloos?

/ because distance learning is heresy


We actually do cross-country skiing and snowshoeing programs/nature "walks" in winter.  And other winter programming.  Last year they built Tlingit winter shelters (they don't do igloos) once, so not completely out of the question, actually.
 
2020-08-13 2:32:26 AM  
Where in that article from the PI did it ever mention a Seattle school? Am I missing something, subby?
 
2020-08-13 2:47:12 AM  

foo monkey: yanceylebeef: I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?

Can't pass the collection plate if everyone's six feet apart.


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Or for the congregation with short arms just glue a couple of these together

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2020-08-13 2:48:43 AM  

foo monkey: yanceylebeef: I've wondered about this for all the churches who are breaking social distancing guidelines. Why don't they hold services outside? Isn't god everywhere?

Can't pass the collection plate if everyone's six feet apart.


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2020-08-13 3:10:49 AM  

AlgaeRancher: I have been encouraging this in my state, nobody (Teachers) wants fresh air.


I don't see how they couldn't want fresh air, the scent of 20+ wet kids I'd enough to peel paint.

Unless of course you live someplace like Wisconsin where the "fresh air" is cold enough to freeze your eyeballs solid during school season...
 
2020-08-13 3:10:52 AM  
Or -- and hear me out -- we could have done what the rest of the world did and shut down indoor adult fun time stuff long enough to get the virus under control.

I remember when "Won't someone please think of the children?" used to be a conservative rallying cry. This truly is the most farked up timeline.
 
2020-08-13 3:15:38 AM  
Air sucked up by open air plenum systems should be exhausted rather than be re-circulated until this situation has passed. Good luck getting anyone to agree to that.

/stay the fark at home
 
2020-08-13 3:44:03 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Air sucked up by open air plenum systems should be exhausted rather than be re-circulated until this situation has passed. Good luck getting anyone to agree to that.

/stay the fark at home


Most air systems have the ability to run 100% air (full economizer cooling). More or less required by code. But that alone isn't looking like it's enough.
 
2020-08-13 3:44:21 AM  
"I asked you what 2+2 was, Johnny! Pay attention!"
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2020-08-13 3:59:32 AM  
Don't forget your umbrellas.
I think it rained everyday at least once when I lived there.
 
2020-08-13 4:25:22 AM  

Trik: Don't forget your umbrellas.
I think it rained everyday at least once when I lived there.


Umbrellas? yeah, everybody knew you were a newcomer. When I lived in Tacoma, the first thing I noticed was that nobody carried an umbrella, people just had decent rain gear.
 
2020-08-13 4:34:05 AM  

AlgaeRancher: I have been encouraging this in my state, nobody (Teachers) wants fresh air.


This is a great idea and the kids would probably love it. We have such wonderful and warm weather here. I worked in a school on JBPHH last year. The kids ate outside sometimes and really seemed to enjoy that. I wish the teachers were on board.
 
2020-08-13 4:36:18 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Trik: Don't forget your umbrellas.
I think it rained everyday at least once when I lived there.

Umbrellas? yeah, everybody knew you were a newcomer. When I lived in Tacoma, the first thing I noticed was that nobody carried an umbrella, people just had decent rain gear.


Yeah, carrying an umbrella will out you as a non-native, along with asking passersby for the nearest Starbucks (natives instinctively know where they are), and pronoucing Puyallup and Tulalip like they rhyme.
 
2020-08-13 4:39:10 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Trik: Don't forget your umbrellas.
I think it rained everyday at least once when I lived there.

Umbrellas? yeah, everybody knew you were a newcomer. When I lived in Tacoma, the first thing I noticed was that nobody carried an umbrella, people just had decent rain gear.


This was back in the 60's and the umbrellas would keep your school gear dry, maybe.
 
2020-08-13 5:22:38 AM  
Judging people by umbrella use was clever 25 years ago
 
2020-08-13 5:56:03 AM  

zerkalo: Judging people by umbrella use was clever 25 years ago


Umbrella use? No. Favorite Tim Curry film? Yes.
 
2020-08-13 6:10:51 AM  
"............students better understand and appreciate nature."
Someone yelled squirrddleas Huck Finn whips out his slingshot.
 
2020-08-13 6:33:28 AM  

AbuHashish: Where in that article from the PI did it ever mention a Seattle school? Am I missing something, subby?


It didn't, but it's a Seattle paper. Did you actually expect subby to read the article?  That's not how you get greens around here.
 
2020-08-13 7:05:42 AM  

Trik: Don't forget your umbrellas.
I think it rained everyday at least once when I lived there.


A man moved to Seattle chasing a great job. Of course, it was raining when he got there, but he could only think, "Well, that's Seattle."

The rain continued into the next day with some amusement to the man, and he couldn't help but think "Well, that's Seattle."

A week goes by with nothing but rain, and the man, with growing irritation as the rain seems to intensify, says to himself "Well, that's Seattle."

Finally, after a month of non-stop rain, he finds himself standing outside looking up and wondering if this madness would ever stop. He turns toa  child standing near and asked "Does it ever stop raining here?"

"How should I know?" asked the kid. "I'm only six."
 
2020-08-13 7:19:10 AM  
Whereas Philly has a school that's up for year round out door school.  There's a month or h two when it doesn't get above freezing.  Old German saying - - there's no bad weather just bad clothing.
 
2020-08-13 8:17:11 AM  
Well, if the casinos can be outside...
 
2020-08-13 8:46:02 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Air sucked up by open air plenum systems should be exhausted rather than be re-circulated until this situation has passed. Good luck getting anyone to agree to that.

/stay the fark at home


I want to take my family somewhere before school starts.
I've been looking at bungalows as far as 100 miles away just for this air circulation issue.

/I've seen Farkers have issues with driving like "but then you stop for gas! Or need supplies!" Same as anyone who commutes and eats at home.
//treat everyone as if they are infected
///behave yourself as if YOU are infected and don't want to transmit, including sanitizer before going into someplace, not after. In addition to masks, of course.
 
2020-08-13 9:10:11 AM  
Ok class, today we'll be reading Bradbury's All Summer In A Day.
 
2020-08-13 9:11:30 AM  

Iczer: AlgaeRancher: I have been encouraging this in my state, nobody (Teachers) wants fresh air.

I don't see how they couldn't want fresh air, the scent of 20+ wet kids I'd enough to peel paint.

Unless of course you live someplace like Wisconsin where the "fresh air" is cold enough to freeze your eyeballs solid during school season...


Gas powered heaters inside canvas tents?
 
2020-08-13 9:15:39 AM  

iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"

Social distancing igloos?

/ because distance learning is heresy


No, it's just not as effective as in person learning.

And I heard there's this new invention called a "heater".  They run on propane and they can keep things warm from what I understand.
 
2020-08-13 9:58:59 AM  

Jeebus Saves: iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"

Social distancing igloos?

/ because distance learning is heresy

No, it's just not as effective as in person learning.

And I heard there's this new invention called a "heater".  They run on propane and they can keep things warm from what I understand.


Distance learning is less effective (as implemented). It could work well, but if it is not better thought out than last year it will be pretty useless.

Also, heaters are not super effective outside in Northern climates. Sure, you can warm up around them while ice skating or something, but keeping and entire class warm at their desks in below zero wind chills is not going to be practical.
 
2020-08-13 10:07:26 AM  

GameSprocket: Jeebus Saves: iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"

Social distancing igloos?

/ because distance learning is heresy

No, it's just not as effective as in person learning.

And I heard there's this new invention called a "heater".  They run on propane and they can keep things warm from what I understand.

Distance learning is less effective (as implemented). It could work well, but if it is not better thought out than last year it will be pretty useless.

Also, heaters are not super effective outside in Northern climates. Sure, you can warm up around them while ice skating or something, but keeping and entire class warm at their desks in below zero wind chills is not going to be practical.


Honestly, it can be done and it's not that hard.  Portable heaters can be pretty bad ass and keeping a wedding tent type structure warm is no problem at all.  And come on, below zero wind chills for people that live in northern climates is light jacket weather.
 
2020-08-13 10:39:18 AM  

Jeebus Saves: GameSprocket: Jeebus Saves: iheartscotch: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, our Library is doing programs outdoors.  My lead programmer got kind of pissed when I said, "This is Alaska. What are you planning for October?"

Social distancing igloos?

/ because distance learning is heresy

No, it's just not as effective as in person learning.

And I heard there's this new invention called a "heater".  They run on propane and they can keep things warm from what I understand.

Distance learning is less effective (as implemented). It could work well, but if it is not better thought out than last year it will be pretty useless.

Also, heaters are not super effective outside in Northern climates. Sure, you can warm up around them while ice skating or something, but keeping and entire class warm at their desks in below zero wind chills is not going to be practical.

Honestly, it can be done and it's not that hard.  Portable heaters can be pretty bad ass and keeping a wedding tent type structure warm is no problem at all.  And come on, below zero wind chills for people that live in northern climates is light jacket weather.


That puts you back "inside". But, I could maybe see using large tents to expand the effective square footage of the school to allow for social distancing. The heaters needed to keep the tents warm would cause a lot of noise, and I count the schools have the money to implement such things.

If there was a real centralized effort it could probably be done. I am sure the National Guard has some equipment that would work. Part of the problem is that there are a thousand little kingdoms involved when dealing with school district policy.
 
2020-08-13 12:11:59 PM  
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Try keeping your books dry.
 
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