DCPS and Covid Testing

News brief on 4/21/21 "Community thru Covid" This survey about asymptomatic testing in DCPS schools -- not affiliated with DCPS but organized by a community member -- asks staff and those with students in DCPS schools to share some basics about how the 10% randomized testing is working in practice. Here is the direct link …

Slam Covid-19 poetry performances

In honor of National Poetry Month, Community thru Covid shares a portion of last year's Slam Covid-19 Competition (May 2020). These are the high school entries. See also the elementary school and adult competitions (link coming soon). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwaYKdF_lIA May 2020 High School performances Heard on air 4/14/21 (grades and school from 2020): Jemoni Benson, 10th …

Covid and Play and Compassion in Community Safety

March 31, 2021 episode of "Community thru Covid" on We Act Radio: Updates on vaccination equity and disapproval motion threatening family shelter and halfway house for returning citizens -- see below;8:25 -- Pandemics and Economics in History: Episode #7: Infection's Legacies Remain (full text and citations);14:00 -- Covid and Play with Demetria Bright of Play …

Covid and Community Safety

Updated 12:30 p.m. on 3/31/21 with recordings and details. Segment begins around the 33 minute mark -- Tia Bell, founder of The TRIGGER Project and Rachel Usdan, DC chapter chair of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, discuss compassion and connection as important aspects of preventing gun violence and the necessary shift away toward prevention …

Covid and Play

Updated at 1 p.m. on 3/31/21 with recordings. Play, so important to all of us, but especially those aged 0-5, is a challenge in many parts of DC and in other places -- even without the complications of a pandemic. Play & Thrive DC was founded to tackle play inequity in our nation’s capitol. Demetria …