Salaar Khan and Gretchen Neary
On Thursday, March 13, 2020, Henrico County Public Schools announced their decision to close school for two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 16 in response to the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) outbreak. The county will reevaluate whether to extend this closure as the situation evolves. During this two week period, students will be transitioning to a virtual learning system, though the details will be worked out on Monday, March 16, which is a teacher work day.
This decision was met with a range of reactions by students.
Senior Charlotte Browder “I’m curious to see what online school will mean.”
Junior Maggie Linthicum “It feels like it should have been more planned for. Everything feels so abrupt and unplanned, even though we could have started planning for this in January or February. No one knows what’s going on. Everything just feels like a big question mark.”
Freshman Zara Issak “I wanted to go to the beach but now it may be cancelled! And this online stuff is so wack.”
Senior Decker Bristow “Corona-cation time!”
Junior Emilee Brooks “I think that school getting cancelled is necessary, but it sucks. Everything getting affected sucks. It’s weird to think that history is happening right now.”
Sophomore Adeng Malu “What goes around, comes around.”
Senior Kendall Dalton “Better to be safe than sorry.”
Junior Harrison Gouldthorpe “It’s not really shocking.”
You can find accurate and up to date information about COVID-19 here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html