Should we allow coronavirus to serve as an obstacle for in-person education?
At the peak of corona virus, Jordan managed to flatten the curve this summer by forcing a nationwide lockdown. After opening back up and allowing travel and trade, the number of cases have alarmingly increased. 113 private and public schools have shut down and transitioned to online learning. 68 of these schools had at least one positive case for a student or staff member. Students and parents have growing concerns on whether they should send their children to school. Omar Razzaz, Jordan’s prime minister, anticipates that continuously increasing COVID-19 cases could lead to shutdowns. The country has never experienced such high number of cases to be reported every day. Students, parents, government officials, and everyone is on edge on what is next to come in this health crisis.