Takahata Talk #7

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has reared its invisible head, silently wreaking havoc.  As of today (2.27.20), there are over 82,000 confirmed cases in 47 countries.  America is only 87% prepared.  There will be no vaccine to market this year!

The school system in Japan has shut its doors for at least a month.  Thirteen million children have been affected.  I pray for them.

My grandson attends Beachwood Middle School.  The following paragraph is a segment of an email sent to all the parents and guardians from the School Superintendent.

“The CDC is predicting that COVID-19 will eventually become a community-level concern, and create significant disruptions to daily life in our country.  Should this occur, Beachwood Schools will be closed.  However, on-line distance learning through Google Classroom, and other means, will become available to maintain student’s education."

Knowing this is a huge positive when the sky is raining droplets of trepidation.  However, this little tutu is oddly stuck on the significant disruptions to daily life in our country warning.  Should I be stocking my basement shelves with rolls of toilet paper, bags of rice, and cans of Spam?

Meanwhile, I sit under His umbrella of care, unafraid.  Even as I am cautiously aware of the deluge of adjustments to come, I don’t need to place my hands over my ears.  Wisdom has taught me to bow my head and place my hands together instead.

Thy will be done, Lord, Thy will be done...

Kristal Grida

Assistant to the Mayor over Neighborhood Engagement, Special Projects, Building and Housing Department

Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020