The kids are back to school this week, but, alas, still at home. Here are seven things to do that may help stave off boredom and perhaps even count as real educational opportunities. At minimum, you may come out of social distancing with a few new skills.
1. Learn to bake. Turn your Great British Bake Off fantasies into a semi-risen reality with online baking instruction. Let’s face it, when are you going to have this kind of time again to knead and rise your dough? One of our favorites: https://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn
2. Finally start that garden you’ve been dreaming of or rehab the one you have. The Cooperative Extension brings back its popular annual “Grow Your Own!” classes, this time online. Check out the full schedule and register here: http://thisisreno.com/2020/03/cooperative-extension-brings-grow-your-own-classes-online
3. Attend a virtual story time. Washoe County Library this week launches a virtual story time via Facebook. Join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/washoevirtualstorytime/?source_id=91396597006. And get more reading time in – with Betty White. Storyline Online offers dozens of titles read by celebrated actors and accompanied by illustrations, all on demand. Visit https://www.storylineonline.net/
4. Learn a language. American Sign Language is having another moment thanks in part to Nigel Howard, whose next level interpretation for Canadian officials has gone viral. You can start learning sign language online at http://www.signlanguage101.com/.
5. Take your floor routine beyond the sprinkler and the running man. The Peloton app is offering 90 days free and just added cardio dance to their lineup of online workouts. Bonus, you can use the app with the Amazon Fire Stick – family workouts! Sign up at https://www.onepeloton.com/app
6. Make a travel bucket list. Break out a world map and start plotting out all the places you’d like to go, sights to see, and foods to try. We may be experiencing some dark times now, but it won’t last forever, and planning for the future may bring hope and enliven your spirits. Bonus: we think this activity counts as geography class for your kids.
7. Coronavirus haiku. And, go!
This Is Reno’s COVID-19 news coverage
Washoe County will need to modify its COVID-19 reopening plan again after the health district, school district and City of Reno raised objections.
County health officials today said there are 67 new cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 in Washoe County since its last report.
Washoe County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to a COVID-19 mitigation plan that loosens social distancing restrictions in May and business capacity limits in June.
SPONSORED: The office of Dr. Merritt W Dunlap, a Carson City family physician since 1999 and native Nevadan, put nearly 2,500 shots in arms since January in the fight against COVID-19.
The RTC Washoe Uber Pilot Program launched today offering up to four free Uber rides to get to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Governor Steve Sisolak today said all Nevada counties can completely open June 1, 2021. A COVID-19 mask mandate will remain in place.
We’ve reached out to several medical experts across Northern Nevada to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the vaccine. What is it designed to do? How can we trust it? What does it contain?
The State of Nevada today announced it will pause the use of the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to ensure the safety of Nevadans.
Officials with Washoe County’s COVID-19 Response Team are urging locals to complete the screening questionnaire before coming to the vaccination site.