Attestation forms for Covid may be turning us into fibbers.
Every morning, Ashley, a mother of two on Long Island, has to navigate an ethical minefield: Her children’s schools send out a health questionnaire for Covid-19.
The “daily attestation,” as it is known, asks people to volunteer information about their health: “Fever of 100 or above?” “Sore Throat?” “In the past 14 days have you knowingly been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19?”
Answer in the negative and entry is granted. Answer in a way that suggests you or a family member may be sick, and you’re banned. And, herein lies the problem: The forms are on
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