Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Agenda: Teacher groups oppose state's push to hold in-person classes; Increase in demand for tests may lead to longer wait times

IOP cuts beach parking

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 10:14 AM

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Teacher groups oppose Gov. McMaster's school reopening recommendations. Several teacher organizations have released statements opposing Gov. Henry McMaster's request that all districts have an option for in-person schooling five days a week. One teacher went as far to say, "we're essentially playing Russian roulette with people's lives." Source: WBTW

Increase in demand for tests could mean longer waits for results. Health experts say that getting coronavirus results may take longer with more people wanting to get tested. Depending on where a test was conducted, results can come in as little as 48 hours or up to 9 days later. Source: WCSC

Isle of Palms restricts beach parking. Isle of Palms is restricting parking on the island as of Friday — leaving 45 percent fewer spaces for beachgoers. Officials hope that it will reduce numbers of people going to the beach and aid in social distancing. However, people can still bring chairs and coolers. Source: P&C

USPS mail could be delayed due to cost-cutting measures. The U.S. Postal Service's new leader has introduced cost cutting measures, including eliminating overtime and late trips for hundreds of thousands of postal workers. Source: AP

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