Photograph of Worthington Estates Elementary School Playground


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Photograph of Worthington Estates Elementary School Playground is a picture, with genre photograph.

It was created on Friday, March 20, 2020.

William Blinn is the Photographer.

This photograph shows an empty playground at Worthington Estates Elementary School on Friday, March 20, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine issued an order on March 12 closing all schools in Ohio to in-person learning. 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 Ohio Stay At Home Order, elementary schools, playgrounds and COVID-19.

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 wcd0297.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on July 29, 2020. It was last updated August 10, 2020.