Mike DeWine, the governor of Ohio, announced on Monday, April 20th, that Ohio k-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. With the global pandemic of COVID-19 still going around, it makes sense that he made this decision. Ohio is doing pretty well in terms of deaths and hospitalizations from COVID. But, I think it was a smart move on his part and a good move for all of Ohio to keep schools closed.
That many people confined into such a small space can cause serious health issues for both staff and students. Governor DeWine said that, “We have flattened the curve, but it remains dangerous.”
He was talking about the curve of cases per day in Ohio. Over the last nine days, we have had roughly the same amount of cases per day, which is a good sign. This should mean that if we continue to do what we are doing, the amount of cases per day should start going down.
Governor Dewine talked about his plans for when classes are due to start back up in August. He was thinking of possibly blending curriculums from this school year into next year so that students aren’t too behind on their education. He said that he planned to do this through blending in-class and online learning options. This would be a great way to catch students up on their learning, and I hope that this pandemic changes for the better soon.