Georgetown College has given all its school, together with me, the choice to show within the classroom or remotely by way of pc in the course of the fall semester.
Though my age locations me within the high-risk class, I’ve elected to show in individual. I really feel I’ve an obligation to take action.
Covid-19 is a truth of life. There isn’t a different to studying to dwell with the chance of an infection as generations earlier than us lived with comparable risks. My father used to explain what it was like residing with the chance of illness when he was a boy earlier than antibiotics. My older family advised me what it was like residing with the chance of polio earlier than the Salk vaccine. Covid-19 is a component of our surroundings. The one choices we now have are to take cheap precautions and get on with life or to cover from it.
For the previous 4 months, I’ve watched folks youthful than myself danger an infection for my profit. People who find themselves usually the age of my college students have stored grocery shops open for me, cooked and delivered meals to my residence, labored in warehouses, loaded and pushed vans to ship packages to me, labored in meat-processing vegetation and different hyperlinks within the provide chain to make sure that I’ve what I want for a snug life, and labored in hospitals in order that I can get therapy if I get sick. I might really feel ungenerous if I have been unwilling to run some danger of an infection myself to offer my companies to them.
Educating college and legislation college students doesn’t qualify as a vital service, as that time period is at present outlined. However I wouldn’t be a professor if I didn’t imagine that there was vital worth in increased training. Given what the youthful generations have completed for me, I imagine that I’ve a accountability to provide them the most effective studying expertise I can, and which means being within the classroom with them.