Governor Ducey closed all Arizona schools today.
News programs, newspapers, and social media are filled with information about the Covid 19 virus and how the American government is moving to manage the spread of the virus. Closing the schools is one component used to manage the outbreak.
As I watch the news and read articles, it struck me that there are many new words and phrases being tossed into conversations without context for the average citizen. Many of my students are reaching out with questions about what’s next and I believe they need to understand the terminology in order to grasp the challenge our community faces. Please add your thoughts in the comments. How is your community handling the Covid 19 virus?
Social distancing- CBC Kids News made a clear, easy to understand video about actions you can use today.
Flattening the curve- means that the spread of the virus is slowed when people stay home which helps to control how many people get sick. Less contact with others means a lower infection rate. You are a part of the solution!
The school closure is not a new opportunity for social gatherings, but a true call to action in order to protect our community. Let’s pull together and make a difference!