No school for the fourth quarter! But wait, we are required to stay six feet away from people and still have school assignments to complete?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis led CVUSD students to stay home from March 16 through the end of the school year. During those ten weeks students were to practice social distancing and distance learning. Social distancing meant staying six feet apart from others and only going outside for essential functions to reduce the chances of COVID-19 from spreading. Distance learning allows students to keep learning as though they are attending classes without physically being at school.
Some benefits to social distancing are a better environment, families are together, and many individuals who showed great kindness to those affected by COVID-19 prevention procedures. Since many are staying home and fewer people are driving, there is less traffic and less pollution. Families have more time together when they might’ve had less before due to school and work. The COVID-19 crisis also showed the kindness of many people when they helped each other with the issues of money and food.
However, practicing social distancing can be difficult for some people since they are prohibited to go outside and hang out with friends they saw almost every day at school. There is also the issue with students possibly cheating during distance learning, since there will possibly be some students who will stop caring and begin copying off their friends. The coronavirus crisis also led many individuals on streets and in public places to be nervous and suspicious of one another. COVID-19 should be taken seriously, but is still important to help people socially and be nice.
Although it has been difficult, The Olympian thinks practicing social distancing, hand washing, and other health procedures is important in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Some tips we have to make the most of social distancing are FaceTiming friends, video gaming together, possibly learning a new skill or finally starting something you have been waiting on but never had enough time to do, or keeping up with coursework, even without grading, to prevent from falling behind and struggle if/when school resumes.