The coronavirus kids
It’s starting to wear on the kids.
We’ve got two high-schoolers — one of which is supposed to graduate this year, and is still waiting to hear from a few top-choice schools. We’ve got another college kid taking classes from his childhood bed. They have been in the house for more than a week.
My friend Jason Pramas at Dig Boston filed a fantastic Q&A which is helpful when talking about the coronavirus with your family.
It’s tough with little kids, because they just don’t understand. Older kids do understand. And what do we tell them, these kids of ours who all got sent to their rooms to watch TV at the same time?
We’re sorry? We’ll make it up to them? It’ll all be over soon?
Anyway, they’re getting really good at video games.
- A stay-at-home order went into effect last night in the Triad at 5 p.m. Todd Turner hit downtown Greensboro during the magic hour to see what happens when everyone stays home.
- Police in Greensboro arrested four men today who were protesting outside of an abortion clinic and attempting to speak with family members.
- What is an essential business? Jordan Green looks at some Triad companies claiming the exemption.
- Greensboro native Curly Neal died this week. The iconic Harlem Globetrotter learned to play basketball at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA.
- Richard Barron wrote an important story in the News & Record reminding everybody not to flush wipes — both the butt wipes and the disinfectant wipes — down your toilet because it clogs the drains.
- Seriously, though: don’t flush your wipes.
- In North Carolina, we’ve passed 1,000 infected, the N&O reports, with cases. in 71 of 100 counties. We’re holding steady at four deaths. The state has completed at least 17,500 tests.
- Guilford added two more cases to make it 34. Forsyth added nine cases for a total of 33.
I have not let listened to the new Bob Dylan song — the 17-minute “Murder Most Foul,” about the JFK assassination. And if I’m being honest, I probably will not get around to it this weekend (“Ozark” is back, you know). But I appreciate the effort, and the timing.
- Tonight’s featured image is “Still Life of Musical Instruments,” an Edmund Lebel photograph from 1863, in the public domain, courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.
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