I have been adding some stitches around the umbrella's this week. It is amazing that progress happens when you actually pick it up and work on it!
Linking up with the other Slow Sunday Stitchers.
disclaimer- the rest of this post is about COVID in my state of Florida....
Florida moved to phase 2 a couple of weeks ago and the governor is insisting traditional schools will be open full capacity in August when schools are slated to begin around August 10th. I do not see how this could possibly work at all! There are 1800 kids in the middle school my kids will attend. Changing classes and buildings with 4 minutes between classes...there is no way that will work unless everyone has to wear masks on campus. It will be interesting to see what plan is created by the districts and each school. I know not all kids have access to the internet and that makes virtual learning impossible in this day and age. I just hope those tasked with this are able to think outside the box for a solution. We do have the option of virtual school in Florida... however both my kids are in a Cambridge program (advanced learning classes) and I want them to be challenged.
It is a couple of weeks after our memorial day weekend and our numbers of new cases in Florida are rising...as expected once people are starting to go out more. We have a dashboard for Florida that shows the numbers by state and by county. There was an issue back in May...the main person who oversaw the dashboard disagreed with her supervisors on how the data was presented. She was fired for insubordination.... and has started her own dashboard here. I find this dashboard to be a better presentation of the data. I like that it includes ICU beds available, and beds by hospital by county. It does make me wonder what the government is presenting in the US and that is never a good thing. It is a fine line between keeping the economy going and keeping people safe. I am glad I am not the one making those decisions! I so wish there was a united front having people wear masks in enclosed areas for safety using science rather than making this a political issue. There are still a large number of people not wearing masks in grocery stores. No one wears a mask when we are at horses...Emily and I social distance. I have my mask with me but sit away from everyone and we are outside in the open air. When we visited the ruins - we were the only people there and at the zoo - it was outside and few people so we were able to socially distance. It felt like we had the zoo to ourselves almost all the time! Again, we had our masks with us just in case. There are no easy answers, but I am alarmed at the number of people that still believe this is just a 'flu' or a hoax and that it is blown out of proportion. Ok, off my rant now.
Have a wonderful Sunday and be safe.