We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.
The coronavirus has spoiled a lot of things for everybody across the world, but Joey Lane and his family made sure it didn't stop them from celebrating an occasion nearly a century in the making – while making sure to keep things safe.
We surprised my Grandpa for his birthday. The whole family was at least 6 feet apart the entire time!— Joey Lane (@JoeySmoke14) April 1, 2020
95 is a big deal. We love you, Papa! pic.twitter.com/2UF3aIuOdi
95 is a big deal indeed. Here's to many more.
- Ohio has 2,902 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths.
- Mike DeWine extends stay-at-home order through May 1.
- The University of Pittsburgh announces a potential vaccine.
- The Columbus Arts Festival is canceled this summer.
- Ohio considers whether everyone should wear a mask.
Everyone all across the country has become much more intimately acquainted with their dwelling places these past few weeks, and Joshua Perry might be at a new level.
Ive been in the house so long that Ive sat on every piece of furniture meant for sitting. Ive now moved to sitting on the floor when watching tv in the den or living room— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) April 2, 2020
I can't say I've reached the "voluntarily shun furniture to sit on the floor" stage of quarantine, but maybe it's coming.
Humans Being Human
Stay at Home, Learn Stuff
Students can't go to school and folks can't go to museums, but the Ohio History Connection is doing its part to make sure everyone still has a chance to learn about our great state – for free.
“Often when we think of history, we think of cracking a textbook and listening to someone recite dates and names that don’t have a lot of meaning to them,” said Emmy Beach, spokesperson for the Ohio History Connection.
The online “Learn at Home” content is trying to defy stereotypes about dry lectures and boring textbooks. Instead, researchers, curators, and other experts have designed lesson plans with videos, interactive worksheets, and other activities.
“Parents can rely on these and know that these have been created directly by the experts of Ohio’s history,” Beach said.
If you've been consuming far too much Netflix these past few weeks and can feel your brain turning to mush, head on over and get your lessons started.
Saying Thank You
Refuse workers are working harder than ever during this pandemic as they pick up all the extra waste our home-bound selves create, and the City of Worthington is calling everyone to give them an artistic and socially-distanced thanks.
One positive thing to come out of this situation is that we're collectively getting better at expressing gratitude towards one another. When this all ends, I pray we keep this positivity and love towards one another.
Take Me Home
Carlos Hyde may not be the best example of social distancing – lord knows he didn't shy away from contact – but he's got one hell of a highlight tape that we can all appreciate.