Boy, things have been changing rapidly in the last few days! There is currently a global pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization with the outbreak of COVID-19 (also know coronavirus) around the world. Last week we were told to do more distancing, travel was increasingly restricted, and on Friday, March 13th the school district informed us that effective today (Monday, March 16th) the school would be closed until at least April 14th. Remote learning will be starting on Wednesday, March 18th. All school districts in the county are doing something similar.
We are taking it one day at a time. Today Matt stayed home with the kids and I went into work. We are still operating public transit but it has been greatly reduced and is really being directed for those who need it to provide more critical services within our community. We did see large changes in ridership, largely due to the significant changes with schools.
We worked to create a schedule for the kids today to provide them a bit of a normal routine. That included art! There was an online class that the kids watch and created these beautiful elephants!
It was a crazy day for Matt as he worked to navigate a routine with the kids. After dinner I took the kids on a long walk around the neighborhood since they were indoors all day, of course with all this it had to rain which make them more stir crazy. It was a beautiful sunset after a crazy day.
We are all taking it one day at a time. And we just found out that Cal Poly is now basically closing the campus as much as possible and having all non-essential staff to stay home. What curve ball will be next?
This was first published on the Arnold family blog, here.
Submitted by the Arnold Family, San Luis Obsipo County – San Luis Obispo.