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
Health officials now say anyone in Washoe County can get tested for COVID-19 for free, regardless of whether they have symptoms.
The pandemic situation has dealt a hard blow to the international student community of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Pediatric vaccinations for preventable diseases such as measles, meningitis and whooping cough have decreased nationally this year, likely as a result of stay-at-home orders.
Nevada will enter phase 2 of Sisolak’s reopening plan on May 29, which will allow a significant number of businesses to reopen with restrictions, as well as gatherings of up to 50 people.
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Small business owners across Nevada convened virtually to talk about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how long they estimate recovery will take.
The City of Reno is allowing restaurants and retailers to operate outside in their parking lots to allow more social distancing and increase business during the COVID-19 pandemic.