We're checking in with teachers and administrators and the hardworking folks on the frontline of the pandemic of COVID-19 in Minnesota. John Zemke teaches MN History at Forestview Middle School - he told us about some resources now offered through the MN History Center for students and how they are preparing for next week's move to distant learning.
We continue to gather the stories of the people who live in northern Minnesota. On our extra hour of the Morning Show we hear from callers and local people. Aaron Jordan Peterson, like so many people, lost his job in a restaurant this week.
Heidi spoke with Cate Belleveau this morning about how Covid-19 has affected her and how she's coping with the new normal of social distancing. Cate recently spent a couple weeks in Florida and self-quarantined for 14 days after her return. In this interview, she gets real about concerns for her children as they face adverse affects Covid is having on their occupations, but she also has a positive outlook that, like Covid, is highly contagious!
Bars and restaurants have taken a real hit with social distancing and sheltering at home. Laying off employees and drastic changes are hard realities. Fastfood joints continue their drive thru services, but sitdown restaurants are reshaping their realities. Many provide take out meals and are doing special things like free food for kids or delivering food to emergency rooms. We connected with Sarah Shaw from Sage on Laurel in Brainerd to find out how things are going for her restaurant and the people she employs.