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Please quarantine after travel

Dear Spokane Community of K-2 students,

I teach kindergarten in Spokane and would like to humbly ask that if you choose to travel outside of Spokane or gather with members outside your family for Thanksgiving, please consider self-quarantining your K-2 student before sending them back to school.

You, of course have the right and privilege to do as you wish, but my colleagues and I do not since we will be teaching in person. Some of us fall into high risk categories and/or have spouses or immediate family members with risks or are unemployed or work with the elderly and therefore cannot risk exposure.

My colleagues and I are concerned about the health and safety of our own families and of our children in our classrooms and their families. Please be thoughtful to our health, our families’ health and our classrooms’ health and QUARANTINE if you travel.

Wendy Fitzgerald



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