It seems my field of research (internet insecurity in Philadelphia) has led me down a path of focusing primarily on how schools are reopening.
This article discusses the plans Philadelphia has in order to get students back into school on November 17th, and their recent reaffirmation of these plans. According to Philadelphia Superintendent Hite, the city is planning to closely monitor schools in the tristate area and how their reopenings are going.
One fascinating thing the article states, but never elaborates on is that "Millions of dollars in renovations are currently underway at city school buildings — removing asbestos and revamping antiquated infrastructure with necessary safety protocols." (Brown, 2020).
Renovations is part of our work; we should investigate this. We should see how they are renovating, who they are contracting, etc.
The article then goes onto state they are committed to sanitary measures to keep kids safe like hand sanitizer and social distancing, the article doesn't lay out a fully detailed plan. I will search to see if one is available
Natasha Brown, " Philadelphia School District Moving Forward With Plans To Return Students To Classroom Before Thanksgiving", contributed by Andrew Rosenthal, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 1 October 2020, accessed 2 March 2024. https://energyrights.info/content/philadelphia-school-district-moving-forward-plans-return-students-classroom-thanksgiving