Experts say COVID-19 waivers unlikely to shield private schools from legal action

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Some private schools are trying to protect themselves with COVID-19 waivers, but experts say that won't stop lawsuits from coming if the virus spreads

Toronto lawyer John Schuman says he's provided "a couple of clients" with contracts that essentially have parents accept full responsibility if their child contracts COVID-19 in a school setting.

"What I would prefer to be honest with you, is that we spell out what the safety and learning protocols will be and have parents confirm that they've read and understood them. I think that's a safer approach." "Where there's less of that freedom, or parents aren't really free to fully understand what's going on and to walk away if they need to, waivers become less enforceable."Incoming students at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., were asked to sign a waiver before they could attend class, but that was contested by 350 students, staff, alumni and local residents who signed a protest letter.

" two kids in Grade 5 in the back corner take off their mask while they're talking to each other and whispering, can be seen to be negligent because they haven't enforced the expected protocols," he says.

 

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Risk 0 = no open schools & kids must go back If schools comply w/ all Provincial public health guidelines & show due care; cases against them should be dismissed. If that isn’t the case; we won’t have in-person classes until a vaccine UnsafeSeptemberON parents be realistic 😷

MORE FEAR Mongering. There IS HydroxycholoroquineWorks so it’s NOT a THING anymore. The TRUTH is OUT👏🏽👏🏽

Never did this when a kid got sick with the cold or flu before. Biggest fraud on humanity.

dont send your kids to school and eat turd.....

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