Being stuck at home has been unpleasant for many people to say the least. However, being able to quarantine in one’s own home with the promise of privacy and safety is something that incarcerated Americans can only dream about. With no masks, no safety precautions, and no care for one’s well being, prisoners have dealt with the worst of the pandemic, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be getting better.
While reopening schools may seem appealing to parents and students, cases are still rising all over the state and are predicted to worsen with the upcoming holiday season. Almost all Southern California counties have already announced that the Spring semester of 2021 will remain online, including PCC. As of right now, this is the best route California can take in order to contain the virus and decrease cases.
As Southern California residents continue to demand the reopening of theme parks, restaurants, and malls, almost every county is still within the first tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy created by Governor Newsom.
Reopening restaurants is a smart idea for businesses and the economy but it’s a horrible idea for the general public. Although there are rules in place requiring six feet of distance between each dinner party, those precautions are not enough of an effort to ensure safe dining during COVID-19.
Pasadena City College announced that it is converting in-person classes to remote instruction wherever possible as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. The changes are to take effect starting March 18 and are tentatively expected to last through April 20, according to an email sent to campus staff on Tuesday night.