i'd like to have a discussion on here about back to school personally, i'm in a very touchy situation for covid. my mom is asthmatic, my dad is cardiac and i live with my 85-year old grandpa. my whole family could die if covid entered my household. i'm going into my final year of high school and i am doing it in person. it is not, by any means, a personal choice and it is just a shitty decision made by officials in quebec. i live in montreal, which is essentially the biggest hot-spot for covid in canada, and i am forced to take school in person (unless I personally have a life-threatening medical condition that puts me at risk). that's only in elementary and high school too. the measures they took to 'protect' us are as follow: you have one group and you sit in one class. you can remove your mask in class and get close to people in your class. you must do social distancing with people outside of your class. you must eat with people of your class in lunch, but otherwise keep your mask all the time unless you see school personnel, etc there are 30 people in my class. we are very hardly at 1m of distance when sitting down. they all remove their masks and practice no social distancing whatsoever. they obviously do shit with people outside of their class. even if i wash my hands and keep my mask, i am at a massive risk of getting covid just by being in class. my girlfriend is a college student and she has all her classes online. in college, the only stuff that is in person is whatever absolutely can't be done with zoom. i am safer at work and in the buses & subway than i am at school. i feel absolutely abandoned by my government who does not even give me an option to protect my family who is massively at risk. the government of quebec banned the canadian app that gives you an alert if you're near someone who has covid. i feel helpless and i find it so fucking dumb that i have to go put my family's lives in danger to have a fucking geography or math class in person (every single class i have is absolutely possible to do with zoom). i don't know what to do and i feel like the citizen of a third world country where the government puts my family and i's lives in danger with arbitrary "protection" measures just so they can have a normal back to school in person. these rules are not even seen as protection measures, they're literally spoken about by the administration and teachers as rules. just some rules u have to follow. obviously, most of my classmates won't give a fuck about them and because of this it has the possibility to kill my whole family. i just don't know what to do. how's your school/college/government doing it? are you doing school online or in person?