I arrived for my forced COVID test, and there’s a two-hour line. And they’ve canceled testing tomorrow and the day after, meaning that those who don’t get tested today can’t go to work until next week.
And this is before students come back and a real crush begins.
The line is long and we are all bunched up in a small unventilated space, which is super healthy. Instead of this, I could have been in my office alone with the balcony door wide open. I feel my health improving at a galloping speed.
Everything is being done to discourage in-person teaching and learning.
On the positive side, the students who do jump through all these hoops to study in person are really motivated to learn. I had absolutely unprecedented levels of engagement and in-class participation last semester. Not a single slacker in either of my classes.