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Pandemic Diary 16 March 2020: Shelter in place order issued for the Bay Area

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that as of midnight tonight, a shelter-in-place order will be in effect for six Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Santa Clara (where we are), San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. Why the new restrictions, and what’s it like to live with them so far?

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What happens now?

We’ve been home for a while, and I’m starting to think about how Caterpickles can be helpful in this time.

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Educational Resources – Reading and other book-related activities

Free ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, and other book-related activities to keep you and your kids entertained and engaged while you’re at home.

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Educational Resources – Social Studies and History

Some relatively hands-off social studies and history resources for parents looking to keep their kids engaged with history without devoting their entire day to it.

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“Why do Silicon Valley companies have such large stockpiles of masks?”

We are on Day 14 of The Howells All Being Home At Once. I hope you and your family are still doing as well as can be expected. Here, we’ve been reading stories about tech companies donating thousands and in some cases millions of N95 masks, and found ourselves wondering … Why do Silicon Valley companies have such large stockpiles of N95 masks anyway?

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"Will the FDIC really arrest me for an unpaid debt?"

We are on Day 8 of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and Day 4 of Santa Clara County Residents All Huddled Up Together in Their Separate Spaces. Today’s installment includes a warning about a new financial scam, a follow-up to a previous pandemic project, and other notes from our attempt to shelter in place. Stay safe out there, y’all.

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Educational Resources – Scheduling and Course Planning

There are as many plans for managing this time as there are parents and educators willing to post about them online. Here are a few of the frameworks for schedules and course development that I’ve found so far. Send me your suggestions, and I’ll add them to the list!

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Educational Resources for Parents – Category Overview

An ever-expanding list of educational resources for parents to use with kids while our schools are closed. You may not be in a place to use these right now. That’s ok. We are all doing the best we can in this (hopefully) once-in-a-century moment in world history. When/if you are ready, here’s an overview of what you’ll find here.

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“Can we take our cat to the vet while we're under a shelter-in-place order?”

We are on Day Seven of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and Day Three of Santa Clara County Residents All Huddled Up Together in Their Separate Spaces. Today’s installment includes what I’ve learned about accessing veterinary care for our cat, our current pandemic project, and other notes from our attempt to shelter in place.

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Waiting in place

We are on Day Six of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and Day Two of Santa Clara County Residents All Huddled Up Together in Their Separate Spaces. Today’s installment includes our revised education plan, Tuesday’s pandemic project, and other tidbits from our attempt to shelter in place.

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