Photograph of Entrance and Sign for Worthington Estates Elementary School


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Photograph of Entrance and Sign for Worthington Estates Elementary School is a picture, with genre photograph and signs (notices).

It was created on Friday, March 20, 2020.

William Blinn is the Photographer.

This photograph shows the entrance to Worthington Estates Elementary School on March 20, 2020. The sign advertising upcoming school events reads: "MAR 6 NO SCHOOL," "MAR 10 PTA MEETING," "MAR 26 3RD GRADE MUSICAL," and "APR 3-10 SPRING BREAK." These announcements are poignant as the school was closed to in-person learning as of March 12, when Governor Mike DeWine issued an order closing all schools in Ohio to in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, there was a possibility that schools would reopen on April 3; however, all schools remained closed through the end of the school year. Worthington students engaged in virtual learning during this time.

In addition to empty schools, Worthington's normally busy streets and public places were quiet during the spring of 2020 due to Ohio's historic stay at home order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Issued by Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton M.D. MPH, the order went into effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The order closed nonessential businesses, restricted gatherings, ordered all residents to stay in their homes except for certain exempt activities, and limited travel. The order was fully lifted on May 19, replaced by strong recommendations for social distancing.

It covers the topics elementary schools, COVID-19 and Ohio Stay At Home Order.

It features the organization Worthington Estates Elementary School.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Worthington Estates.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was born digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0298.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on August 8, 2020. It was last updated August 10, 2020.