This message comes from a group of LKS parents that work in healthcare:
We are about a week into the “new normal” and we understand the challenges we all are facing in keeping our families from socializing. This is a stressful burden for us all. We are together in this.
Many you have heard, most City of Toronto parks and amenities including TDSB fields and playgrounds are now closed. We must all do our part in respecting social distancing recommendations being made by our public health experts.
So, for example, those that continue having kids get-together for playdates at this time, we ask that you utilize other options like virtual playdates over FaceTime, Whatsapp or Zoom, virtual book clubs, virtual field trips, writing letters/pen pals etc.
We have included just a handful of links below, related to physical and mental health that you may find useful. If you would like more please reach out.
These measures may seem over-blown to many but if we do not all do our part our health system will become overwhelmed (we are already rationing masks and other equipment in anticipation of a shortage). In the coming weeks, it is fully expected that this pandemic will get worse. Many of us will be on the front lines, in clinics and hospitals putting ourselves and our families at risk to take care of those who are sick. In order to give us a fighting chance, we ask that those that have the luxury to stay home do so as much as possible.
We go to work for you, so please stay home for us. It’s as simple as that.
Parent Education Committee
LKS parent council
Physical distancing fact sheet from the Ontario Medical Association:
Can I go for a Walk during a Global Pandemic? (this is a nuanced view from some well-respected Toronto Physicians)
Talking to children about COVID-19 and its impact Coping with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic from CAMH:
Self-Isolation advice from Chris Hadfield:
Raptors Fans… follow Serge Ibaka.. he does a simple home workout during his quarantine….