Here’s a headline that makes no sense: the Detroit Public Schools Community District is reportedly moving to remote learning on Fridays this December “to address COVID spread, cleaning, and mental health.” Apparently, this will give staff time to deep-clean schools, which is all performative anyway since the coronavirus is an airborne disease.

Chalkbeat Detroit reports:

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said in that statement that he and the school board made the decision “after listening and reflecting on the concerns of school-based leaders, teachers, support staff, students, and families regarding the need for mental health relief, rising COVID cases, and time to more thoroughly clean schools.”

Bridge Detroit says the closures are about staffing shortages, not COVID: