It is inevitable that there are going to be many more cases of the novel coronavirus. In the coming days as the testing process becomes more streamlined, labs anticipate resolving the backlog of tests so we are going to hear of more cases but these represent days of testing. Do not panic with the news.
On another note, I have read some very uplifting stories:
In Charlotte, NC where my daughter teaches in a school where almost every student receives their breakfasts and lunches, McDonald’s has come forward and will provide any 12 year old or younger student in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system with free lunches through March 27th.
Locally, Charter Spectrum is providing K-12 students with broadband wireless service if they do not currently have access so that they can stay connected with school.
And today, Mrs. Lewis read that DiBella’s is offering a 50% discount to first responders, health care providers and members of the military and for all other customers’ orders, 50% of the order will be donated to local food banks.
There have been many postings on line of trips to museums, zoos and story times. It seems that the worst of times often brings out the best in many of us.
So to paraphrase previous posts, “Stay Calm and… Pay it Forward.”