It was widely expected parents in Delaware would hear something about school closings today. It is now after most schools have gotten out for the day and nothing. But what is going on behind the scenes is even more confusing. Delaware Governor John Carney is playing a game with the school districts and they are not happy about it.
School districts want the Governor to make an announcement closing all the schools in the state. Governor John Carney wants it to be a local decision. While this cat and mouse game goes on, the chances become greater every single day that Coronavirus will become more widespread in Delaware. The Governor can say that schools are different. He is right. You have well over 100,000 children bringing everything from the outside world into one building. If we have learned anything about the Coronavirus it is that people can be walking around with it and not even know it. They could feel totally fine as the incubation period can be anywhere from two to possibly six weeks. Our schools, no matter how much they clean them, are becoming the biggest Petri dishes in the state. Why do you think every single major university and college in the state is closed now? While younger people have not been as sick as older people, we know they can carry the virus.
Just do the right thing Governor Carney. Make the tough call that the people of Delaware elected you to do. We all know it is coming. Rip the band-aid off. Every single moment you delay you are risking the lives of Delaware citizens. Don’t let this be the moment Delaware remembers you for.