SOLC 6 of 31: Hysteria

I’d be remiss if one of my March SOLC 2020 blog posts didn’t include a post about Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is being referred to in my district.

It brings back memories of preparations for H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Bird Flu. All of those preparations never came to be needed. Let’s hope the same is true with this virus. But nevertheless, it has created a medical and media hysteria that has left all of humanity scrambling. Scrambling to stockpile hand sanitizer, water and soap. Scrambling to stockpile toilet paper, paper towels and disinfecting wipes. Scambling to stockpile food.

It has left us scrambling to create plans for remote learning, quarantine and work. Scrambling to figure out how to spend a 14 day quarantine with our loved ones without going crazy.

The medical professionals tell us that this isn’t any different than the flu. In fact, more people die of the flu. And so, a prayer for COVID-19:

Dear Germs,

Please let this virus fade quickly. Please let those impacted emerge in good health. Please let those quarantined remain in good health. Please let the hysteria calm to a productive concern. And GERMS, please just go away. Amen.


  1. March 6, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I remember teaching during the swine flu outbreak. This feels just as scary!

    You should check out aggiekessler’s blog. She lives in Jakarta and is on day four or five of a quarantine. She’s been documenting all week.

  2. Noël said,

    March 6, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Amen! Our district preparing as well. Let’s hope this virus gets under control.

  3. rdicarne said,

    March 6, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    I love your prayer. Now it is my prayer too. I know that whatever comes our way, we will do what we need to do, but I am not very good with the unknown…LOL.

  4. onathought said,

    March 7, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Just today I was thinking that I should slice about all of this COVID-19 drama. I too hope that it goes away soon!

  5. aggiekesler said,

    March 7, 2020 at 2:53 am

    I feel ya! Coronavirus has hit our community hard. One of our teachers is a suspected case, and we are all in self-quarantine. No time to prepare…thrown in at a moment’s notice. We’ve been conducting online school the past 3 days and have 10 more days of self-quarantine. After that, who knows! Best of luck!!

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